June 29


Today's Quotation:

Life holds no promises as to what will come your way.  You must search for your own ideals and work toward reaching them.  Life makes no guarantees as to what you’ll have.  It just gives you time to make choices and to take chances and to discover whatever secrets that might come your way.  If you are willing to take the opportunities you are given and utilize the abilities you have, you will constantly fill your life with special moments and unforgettable times.

Dena Dilaconi

Today's Meditation:

"If you are willing to take the opportunities you are given and utilize the abilities you have. . . ."  In some ways, I think that we could whittle down the search for a happy, fulfilling life to these words.  Life gives us a great deal of opportunity, but are we willing to accept it?  Are we willing to use the abilities that we have to make our lives brighter and happier?  Or do we back away from using them because we might then face the unknown or the unexpected?

We all make our own choices and take our own chances.  It's when we attach expectations of the outcomes that we face disappointment, that we tend to stop taking the chances that can make our lives brighter.

Life isn't made up of long, extended periods of happiness and bliss.  Life is made up of moments, and we make the choices with each moment concerning what we're going to do with our lives.  If we want many special moments, then we must make special moments.  If we want unforgettable times, then we have to take advantage of our opportunities and abilities and make the times unforgettable.

Life promises us nothing.  It's better that way, for if it promised us bliss, then how would we ever learn what it means to create the very special moments of our lives?

Questions to ponder:

1.  Do you choose to take advantage of opportunities?  What may hold you back from doing so?

2.  Have special moments in your life just come to you, or have they been a result of effort (yours or someone else's)?

3.  If life made guarantees to us, would we learn to take action to take advantage of opportunities and use our abilities?

For further thought:

Life is tension.  Without tension, there could be no life.  Too little tension or too much tension interferes with the process of life in the same way a string of a guitar interferes with the melody when it is either too loose or too tight.

Bruno Geba

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