Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

This Thought is dedicated to my mother who would have celebrated her 78th year today.I am so very grateful for her powerful intelligence, her never ending kindness towards others, and for all the learning and loving that she shared with her family and friends.  RIP Shirley….miss you every day

Live your life to the fullest…… only get one pass so make it your best.  Life has its peaks and valleys and very often when we are in the valley of our lives we waste time, energy, and joy because of our failure to acknowledge an error, or to take responsibility for our part in a situation.  A mistake is our greatest opportunity for learning and healing, a mistake reminds us that no matter how smart we are, how successful we have become, we are still human.

The goal is to grow in humility to get to that place where we can readily acknowledge, accept, and admit our errors in judgment or deed.  We grow in compassion for others and for ourselves when we learn to surrender and heal our judgments.  We cannot let our need to be liked overrule our need to be honest with ourselves……because behind the need to be liked is a reflection of what needs to be healed. 

Robin Sharma said “We all travel different roads to our ultimate destinations.  For some of us, the path is rockier than for others.  But no one reaches the end without facing some form of adversity.  Why not detach yourself from the outcomes and simply experience every circumstance that enters your life to the fullest.  Feel the pain and savour the happiness.  If you have never visited the valleys, the view from the mountaintop is not breathtaking.  Remember there are no failures in life, only results.  There are no problems, only opportunities waiting to be recognized as solutions by the person of wisdom.”