Inspiring Life – here’s some inspiration from Mother Teresa:
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it”
A friend and colleague – Paul Armson – also provided this…it’s worth reading!
It’s easy to forget that we don’t have an unlimited supply of time on this wonderful planet.
The solution is to live for the moment, embracing each experience and enjoying each minute of our lives at work and play. It’s not easy to remind ourselves to live in the now – there are so many distractions. But try it – for a few minutes each day. A few seconds even!
You know, there are no guarantees that we will be here to enjoy life tomorrow.
We cannot guarantee that the next time we drive our car or walk down the street that we don’t get crushed by a truck, or suffer a fatal heart attack. So, you may as well enjoy the only moment you can be sure of and that is – NOW!!! Remember – you will never see today again.
Have you ever been on holiday, intent on having a really great time? Within 24 hours of your arrival you’re rested and refreshed and feel like you’ve been on holiday for days – but you’ve still got plenty of time to do all those things you promised yourself.
Midway through the week, you reflect on the time that’s passed. You’ve still got lots of time ahead and you settle back to the sun, sea and sand.
Then, quite suddenly, it’s countdown to departure day!
Time seems to have ‘speeded up’! It seems that you only arrived yesterday – the holiday has whizzed by – where has the time gone? And, before you know it you’re in the baggage hall waiting for the late arrival of your suitcase and souvenirs!!
Isn’t life like that!!!
Doesn’t ‘time’ seem to be speeding up? Just like it does on holiday?
The trouble with life, compared to that of a holiday, is that you never know how long you’ve got left!!!
The average person’s life expectancy amounts to experiencing just over 25,000 mornings – and the chances are you may have already seen 10-15,000 of them.
Concentrate on what you’ve got, rather than on what you haven’t. See the beautiful view and not the dirty window!
More importantly, don’t put off being happy, be happy now. Being happy is not always easy. It can be one of the hardest things to do and often requires all the determination and persistence we can muster.
We must continually remind ourselves that we only have a limited time to make the most of what we have.
Don’t waste the present, hoping for a better future.
After all – who can guarantee that we’ll be here tomorrow?
NOW is all we have.
Seize the Day!