Saturday, July 10, 2010

An excellent day ... or a few months

It's been a while since I've written anything - but we can chalk that up to life or writers block.

Today I feel compelled to write.  Well, I've actually felt compelled for a little while but time hasn't agreed with me.

I've learned several things over the last few months:

"Decisions made in frustration or anger end in catastrophe."  (Laurence Fishburne - from the movie "Bobby")

"Happiness is when what you say, what you do and what you think are in perfect harmony." (Gandhi)

And my own personal mantras still hold strong:  Do what you say you will do, Be the best person you can be - & - Live with Gratitude.

Over the last several months I've realized how important it is to keep your key quotes front and center.

My husband asked me an interesting question last evening,  He asked "What drives you to be the person you are?"

After a little internal debate I realized that it is my solid belief that what we do today propels us forward.  In this life and in the next.

When we love each other and care for each other - when we relieve stress and despair from our brothers and sisters.  In our support and kindness for every person that we encounter ... it is there.  It is in a smiling face or an opened door or a kind ear. 

I would like to share with you a quote that my friend John DeAmicis has put into art:

"Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife... The first question was Did you bring joy? The second was Did you find joy?"

Do you bring joy?  Do you find joy?

I truly hope that you did.    -debra

1 comment:

  1. Hello My Dear Friend,
    That story/letter was "awesome"!
    I Love You & Your "pink colored glasses".
    You are a true inspiration (my best friend)!
    Thank you for guiding me to see through "Slightly" pink colored glasses, hehehehe actually they become more pink every day.

    Love, Dawn


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