"The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, but where we are moving" Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thisis one thing I can say for myself. I may not be perfect, but I am always striving to move in that direction. I am always trying to improve myself and the world around me. I think that's a great way to be. So many people just make it through life without thinking about growing. It takes thought and it takes work and it's completely worth it.
I had a great conversation today with a friend about the power of our words to create our life. And I realized I need to grow in this area. How much of what comes out of my mouth is ultimately negative ie: a complaint, gripe, negative comment, whining etc...! How much better would my life be and the lives of those around me if I were more careful and more positive in my speech? I think I would see many things coming to fruition that I have only dreamed of till now. So today I begin moving in that direction. What direction are you moving in today?
Most people ask "Why...why would I want to give up TV for a year? What's so bad about TV?" It's not that TV is SO bad. It has it's good and it's bad. For me this is about spending a year of living more deliberately and purposefully. It's about seeing if, without the constant distraction of TV, I can accomplish some of the things I've always hoped I would - to become more fully the person I want to be. And perhaps my record of the journey will be entertaining and even educational along the way!