Midlife heartbreak or midlife opportunity. Pretty simple. Two choices. You get to pick one.
If you and your spouse (and yes, want to acknowledge some readers will not be parents), worked hard all your life and played by the rules, and you gave birth to a child without eyes and never able to walk, which would you pick?
Mid Life heartache or mid life opportunity?
Well, there was a Family that had to make this choice. They were featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as well as numerous other media pieces, including a heartwarming You Tube Video feature, about 6 minutes long, available at the end of this post.
One of my “secrets” to unspeakable joy is the daily effort to read, listen, watch, experience, think, do and reflect on the countless blessings that surround my ordinary life.
You have all these blessings too. But in order to feel the Peace and Contentment that are the fruit of these blessings, you must become fully aware.
You must become willing to invest time everyday. Even if it’s only six minutes. Will today be another day to postpone your new beginning?
“He that would govern others, first should be Master of himself”. — Philip Massinger
If this is the case, then there really aren’t too many qualified leaders out there. Are there?
How hard do you work to gain mastery over yourself? Do you even care? Isn’t it an awful lot of work to polish things no one can immediately, if ever, see?
Then why do it? Simply this, you will know. And if you never get to the point where this is important to you, then you will never understand self-mastery. If you never understand this, you will always be frustrated with people, particularly yourself.