Posts tagged ‘Personal Challenge’

Meetings

By CreativeWings, 8 February, 2013, No Comment

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
― Fred Rogers

I love this quote, and I am struck constantly by how true it is.

I’ve written about this before. It’s something that is important to me – remembering that every day, in every moment we can make a difference in the lives of the people we meet, AND “the people you may never dream of”.

It’s a tough challenge to really take this to heart. We get busy, or hurried, impatient or apathetic to the world around us, and it slips from our consciousness.

So please, let me (and Fred Rogers) remind you.

Who you are, and how you interact with the world matters. You do leave something of yourself at every meeting. What do you want it to be?

It’s your choice.

There’s Still Time!

By CreativeWings, 15 October, 2012, No Comment

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. – John Wesley

It’s mid October, and I am thinking about the end of the year.

Why? Because at the end of last year I made a promise to myself to get involved in an organization that I believe in, as a volunteer.

So here it is, October, 10 months later, and I haven’t done it.

I had the best intentions. I did some research and asked friends what they were involved in, but never went that extra step.
I know I am not alone in this. When I mention this to friends, I get similar stories of meaning to get involved, but no actual volunteerism.
The same friends were quick to let me off the hook for this, by adding “well, it’s understandable, you have this and that and then there was that other thing you had to do”, and I nod and am thankful that I am again relieved of any guilt that I was feeling.

So, where does that leave me?

It’s mid October, and I am thinking about the end of the year.
It’s time to move forward on this. This is important to me.
I’ll let you know how it goes.