Ready to take the next step?
Ready to take the next step?
Wake up, rush to get ready, eat breakfast (if you’re lucky), rush to work, come home, eat dinner, watch a little tv, go to bed. Does this sound familiar? Did your day go by in a blur? Maybe it was not so rushed, but was it a day that lacked purpose, meaning, or value?
What if you knew you only had a few months to live? Or, what if you found out your partner only had a few months? How would your days change? How would your priorities change? Would you appreciate your life more–your relationships, your surroundings, your experiences?
All too often we fall back on our routines–it’s like moving through an unconscious fog. We go about our days without creating value. We take life for granted
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. ~Aristotle
Starting in this moment–Now–how can you create more value and more meaning for yourself and the others around you?
How can you leave the world a better place–even if it’s just your little corner of the world?
“Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.” ~Thornton Wilder
Here are some ideas to help you create more value in your life:
How do you create value in your life?
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