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Where is my Life heading?

Posted by Second Chance to Live on May 2, 2012

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Have you ever asked yourself this question, “Where is my life heading?” I have my friend. Many times. In the below article, I share some of what I discovered along my journey and through my process. As you read the article, be encouraged my friend. More will be revealed to us. 

The Measure of Destiny?

Posted by Second Chance to Live on February 15, 2009

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am so happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Through my process I have grown in the awareness and acceptance to my reality. With my understanding, I have been able to embrace certain truths. My destiny becomes apparent through these truths.

“I am only one; but still I am one. I can not do everything, but still I can do something.” Helen Keller

This truth reminds me that I do not have to be more than I am — today. I am enough. In actuality, I am more than enough. Consequently, I can learn use my gifts, talents and abilities in ways that work for me. In the process I fulfill the measure of my destiny.

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” Mother Teresa

I do not have to be concerned with numbers, because I can be a blessing where I am — now! I do not have to concern myself with outcomes because I can trust the process. I can impact the person next to me in small but profound ways. In the process I measure my destiny.

“Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.” Frank A. Clark

Consequently, I do not have to wait to measure my destiny. I can measure my destiny by one-act of kindness, one breath of hope, and by one word of encouragement to the person nearest me. Consequently, I don’t have to do everything, but I can do something. I can give out of that which I has been given to me. I can plant seeds. In that way I contribute to my destiny.

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson

Today’s Thought

Today you may be questioning the measure of your destiny and the value of your life. You may be discouraged because you have a disability, a traumatic brain injury or some other life challenging circumstance. My encouragement to you is to relax. You do not have to be more than who you are. You are enough.

Because you are enough, you do not have to prove anything to anyone, but you can freely give of who you are in ways that work for you.You do not have to do everything, but what you can give something magical. You don’t have to reach the masses, but you can start with the person nearest you.

We don’t have to do something big, but you and I can plant seeds of kindness, encouragement and hope. We don’t have to have all the answers, but we can be part of the solution. We don’t have to know the big picture, but we can contribute to our destinies — by using what works for us.

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