I never have to wonder about signs!
Several instances over the past few weeks, mother’s 85th, troubled friends, and cancer in the family, have led me to ask the questions…”Is my life as useful as it could be?” and “Will I be satisfied with my life at 80?”
Yesterday at Mass I copied a sentence out of our Missal which summarized yesterday’s Gospel readings.
“The whole adventure of life is a gift, one we could never earn but only receive.”
Last night while reading the August 2010 issue of Success Magazine, I came across “Living a Useful Life” by John C Maxwell. He pointed out that for him the relationships we form, the decisions we make, and the experiences we encounter determine the usefulness of our lives.
There is always room for improvement in these areas. Maxwell points out 5 Rules of Relationships:
- Get along with yourself
- Value people
- Make the effort to form relationships
- Understand the reciprocity rule
- Follow the golden rule
I am sure I’ll be yelled at again, so I’ll share!
Blessings from the Garden