8 Thoughts on Living Well

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1129299_running_timeCan you guess what movie/book the following advice came from?  The short story was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

For What it’s Worth . . .

  1. It’s never too late . . . to be whoever you want to be. There is no time limit. Start whenever you want.
  2. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing.
  3. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it.
  4. I hope you see things that startle you.
  5. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before.
  6. I hope you meet people with a different point-of-view.
  7. I hope you live a life you’re proud of.
  8. And if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

Having just come back from retreat, I have thoughts on how I want to change. I can change or stay the same. It’s my choice. It’s also my choice as to the speed of my change.

We learned that we can’t change well on our own. We need a community – God and people – who are involved in our lives and who want what’s best for us. We learned this weekend that hurt is caused in relationships and these hurts are healed in relationships.

The hurts I’ve  received from my childhood family, teenage friends,  or spouse can be healed in relationships now. The healthly friendships I have today do more than support and encourage me today. They can help me to heal, forgive and move on from my past. I can change.

The hope I want to experience this year is to see things that startle me.

What is your hope?

Want to see where these 8 thoughts are from? The answer is found by clicking on the more below.

The answer is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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  • 1. Sudeep  |  . at .

    I always Hope to be as much as possible a nice Human Being .
    I hope that the anger that I do have calm’s down and I make no mistake in that rage .
    I hope that every one around me understand the power of love .
    Thanks
    Sudeep

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  • 2. lynette  |  . at .

    My hope is to change.
    . Retreat brought to light that I can change slowly, progress not perfection. But without relationships, safe ones, I am stagnated. “Hurts are healed in relationships”-is still a rather new concept for me.

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