Above All…

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…in this world of constant challenges, sadness, and uncertainty, we’re also surrounded by beauty, promise, and goodness. 

So above all,

-Strive for happiness.  The alternative is life and energy depleting.

-Forgive.  It’s lurking in your heart.  Find it.

-Laugh.  Never stop laughing, especially at yourself.

-Never ever give up.  It’s not an option.

-Be sensitive to others. Especially those you encounter who are less than polite.  Something must be going on with them.  We’ve all been there.

-Stand tall.  Hold your head up, especially if you’ve been betrayed.  Whatever it was, it probably wasn’t meant to hurt you.

-Look for the light.  In the sky, in someone’s eyes, in the darkness.  You’ll find it.  It’s there.

-Hold others up.  There’s enormous power in recognizing and promoting a fellow human being.

-Be drawn to new experiences. Even if they’re scary.  No, especially if they’re scary.  It builds character.

-Look for the good.  Especially in tragic and unimaginable happenings.  It’ll be hiding, but the little sparkle will give it away.

-Absorb the wisdom. You’ll find wisdom in people everywhere.  Young and old.  In the grocery store, the library, in the car next to you. In your friends and your foes.

-Regard Hope as a Life Force.  Because it is.  Where there’s Life, there’s Hope.

And above all, believe in yourself.  Despite fear, self-doubt, and emerging obstacles.  You are a reservoir of creativity and goodness.  Move to understand your many facets and purposes and act on them without reservation.

The world is waiting.

Diane

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Yaddo

 

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9 Responses to Above All…

  1. enicholsross says:

    Very beautiful written and so very true. This is my first time reading your blog and a great way to end the year

  2. Diane Fiore says:

    Thanks for your visit, Elizabeth. I’ve been enjoying your blog and find your work fascinating. Looking forward to reading more in 2014.

  3. mafarckle says:

    Diane that was soooo beautiful and engaging.  I found myself almost in trance with the wonderment of the singing words of love.  Thank you for your beauty.  Love Ma Kettle

  4. Diane, what great words to live by. Everyone should read this.

  5. Ann says:

    I need to post this somewhere I can read often. It’s good stuff!

  6. Sue Duncan says:

    I really love this!

  7. Diane Fiore says:

    Thanks, Sue…and thanks for visiting.

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