Amy Rees Anderson

Do Something Worthwhile with the Life We Have Been Given

I heard a news story today about someone who was been killed in a car accident. It made me stop and think a lot about how fragile life is. The person in that car woke up thinking that today would be a day like any other day, with absolutely no idea that today would be their last. And the fact is that it could happen to any one of us, at any time. Life is a gift. It is a brief time where we are given the ability to have a life, to be with people we love, and to live in a way that will make a positive impact on this world and the people around us so that when that day comes for us to be taken from this earth that we can go knowing that we did something worthwhile with the life we were given.

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”   – Henry Drummond

At the end of the day that is really the only thing that matters in life.   To do something worthwhile with the life we were given, to lift people around us, to help others to excel, to give love, and to make a positive impact on this world.  When our time comes and this life ends I hope we will all have the peace of knowing that we did something good with our gift of life.

Never allow yourself to get bogged down in the negativity or wrongdoing of others.  What matters is how YOU live YOUR life, despite anyone else around you.  Don’t ever let the negative actions of others determine the way you are going to live your life.  Live your life in the way that you are proud of no matter what others do.  Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of justifying bad actions on your part based on someone else’s bad actions…never.  Be the person you ought to be regardless of what anyone else does, says, or thinks. At all times and in all circumstances.

 Never let your thinking be limited on the positive impact you can have on the world.

 “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”     -Edward Everett Hale

Today’s message is to remember that life is fragile so live it the very best that you can.  Remember that the only way to be certain that those around you know that you care is for them is for you to both tell them and show them every single day.  None of us know when our time is going to come to leave this life, so all we can do is live each day is such a way that when that time does come we can be proud of how we have lived it.

Have a great day everyone!  And remember to LIVE WITH LOVE today 🙂

~Amy

 

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