Monthly Archives: July 2014

Loss of a Friend

At this point in our lives, we’ve all lost someone we called a friend.  Some have lost what might seem like more than their share.  Personally, I have not lost many friends.

Carolyn was our friend, business associate, and confidant.  We have known her for about eight or nine years.

After many years of numerous symptoms, many types of medications, and the past six months in the hospital and rehab, Carolyn had had enough.  She passed away Friday afternoon.

Sad for her loved ones to have had to experience this long downward spiral.  And those of us who looked from the ‘second tier’.  Difficult to have watched this demise and feel helpless to know how to fix it.

Yes we all will have our day–our last day.  But we don’t want to travel this path to it.

A time like this tends to make us reflective.  Reflective about the relationship we had with our friend.  Reflective about the life she lived as far as we knew.

A time like this tends to bring foremost in our mind, ‘What we are doing with our life’?  ‘How are we living our life?’ ‘Is it truly the way we want to live life?’

We have all heard it said that life is fragile; this is not a dress rehearsal, and all of the other phrases people use about this.  It’s at a time like this that we take this concept a little more seriously.

Jim Rohn, the admired business philosopher and personal development mentor, (who passed away a few years ago), would always muse, do everything, go everywhere, experience it all.   Those are actually my words and I was paraphrasing from the numerous recordings and videos I had heard him present.  Jim Rohn had a much more eloquent way of expressing a thought.  I could never come close, but I think you get the gist.

We will consciously live life more fully–do, go and experience more.  How about you?

 

How Do You View Life?

How do you view life?  You know, the concept that we are given this one opportunity to create our earthly experience.

Are you optimistic about your life?  Do you feel that you have control, for the most part, over your life’s path?

A number of years ago, I sat through a 4 session course given by a PhD psychologist, about the power of our words for our life.  She explained that our self-talk and/or our outward verbalization/interpretation of things we experience, impacts our lives greatly.  Do we verbalize negativity about a situation we are experiencing?  Not a good thing!

We need to view life the way we want to experience it.  If our life is not perfect, how could we view it in more positive ways?  What can we do to create the life we want?

Have you ever thought in terms of creating your life the way you want it?  If you have not, consider this now.  We are in control of our life.  We can do whatever we decide to do.  And we can do it now!

This is the time.  This is not a dress rehearsal.  This is the gift we have been given.  How do you view your life?  If you are not happy, now is the time to change that.  Now!  Do it now!