With life’s wake-up calls, there is a lesson. Seek the lesson. If your heart is truly open, you will find it. You will be tested to see if you learned the lesson before moving on. If you chose not to learn the lesson, the opportunity will return to you – over and over and over again.
The first two lessons above were not 2014 lessons. I was retested.
Everyone, EVERYONE has issues. You cannot escape life without them. What’s important is that we get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Whether it’s friends, family or business associates, conflicts can become issues. The only person you can change is yourself. If you’re seeking to change others, forget it. I knew this lesson too, but had to teach it a lot this year.
Clear, consistent, honest communication is essential in EVERY walk of life. Keeping things on the down low, withholding the whole story, or being less than forthcoming will come back to bite you.
Despite how life may appear otherwise, you are never, ever, ever alone. You have a support system beyond your wildest dreams.
Never be less than you are because someone might paint you with a brush for a color you are not.
Seeking the greater good is never the easiest path but it’s the right path.
Nothing means more than for someone to answer your call when you REALLY REALLY REALLY need them to pick up the phone.
The bigger the deal you make an issue, the bigger it becomes. In the scope of things, is it REALLY that big of a deal?
Seeing a loved one for the last time and knowing that it is the last time is gut wrenching. Of course, this isn’t a life lesson. It’s a fact, and it IS a big deal.
At certain points in life, you must discern what’s really important to hold on to and what is not. This applies to the tangible and the intangible. Decide and move on.
Being the behind-the-scenes support is so much more rewarding than being the up-front person getting the attention/accolades.
TRUE friends are those who whole-heartedly celebrate your success. ANYONE can wallow in the mud with you. Shared joy is a double joy. Shared sorrow is half a sorrow. Bette Midler is right: “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”
It’s really, really, really important to listen to that small voice inside, especially if the urging is constant. It could move into a wake-up call.
No matter your age, if you’re still on this Earth, there’s a purpose for you. Get moving!
The way and manner in which you do something is just as important as the reason for doing it. Yes, it matters! Poor execution executes and can immediately destroy what you have built.
At the end of your day, your work, your life, be known for having sought and promoted PEACE.
~ From the desk of Becky Morlok ~
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