“ Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.” Albert Einstein
“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” Turcois Ominek
YOU are valuable! Do you doubt your value? What adds value to your life…laughs, hugs, friends, silence, a furry body resting on your lap, a good book, the beauty of nature, volunteering, swimming, biking, hiking… what ‘makes’ your day?
Initially, I planned on writing about volunteering, as that is a “V” word too. But you know what? Most of all I value volunteering and other volunteers. I value people who care enough to help other people. I value my time with these friends. I value the differences between people too. I love to see different cultures and see how people live and what they do.
Some people value the riches of the corporate world. They value “things.” They evidently did not hear the saying, “Money is the root of all evil.” Children are disowned. Children steal from parents. People cheat others. Our values or standards slip.
What about your life is valuable… your children, grandchildren, wife, husband, brother, sister? What about the serenity in your life? Do you take the time to sit in the sunshine to read a book? Do you enjoy watching the rain squalls blow through? Do you watch the seagulls float over the bay or squawk at the Bald Eagle invading their turf? Do you watch the rainbows dance in front of you? Do you dance with your grandchildren? Do you enjoy being the fun and funky person you are or do you look to hide in a corner?
Take the time to treasure your life and the small things that surround you as in a blink of an eye it will be gone. Smile and talk to the staff at the grocery store. Help a short person reach the canned goods on the top shelf. Help a student or a homeless person. Love your family.
Be of VALUE!!