Embrace This Life

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
~Howard Thurman

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Please don’t wish and hope your life away. Do something. Now. Time won’t wait.

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19 thoughts on “Embrace This Life

  1. What a terrific quote! And well-timed, too. I’m looking at a few transitions in my life, and realizing that my usual style of “finding a rut and staying there forever” is not a good one. So this post was just what I needed to read this morning! Thanks, Kim!

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    • Glad it inspired you, Ann. Unfortunately it’s all to easy to get in a rut. This scares me sometimes, especially when I have a birthday and realize another year has gone by without me crossing items off my bucket list. I’m in the process of trying to get out of a deep rut myself. Pretty much everything I post is the result of something I’m sorting through. Guess I’m trying to inspire myself, too.

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  2. Ok Kim.
    This is a Haiku I wrote a while ago.
    Just to give you an idea of the rhythm.

    Farewell.

    They held hands and wept.
    While upon a distant hill,
    played the lone piper.

    The topic I would like you to write about, is,
    Halloween.

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  3. Love this! I’ve been listening to Michael Beckwith for a few weeks. According to him, we’re all asking the wrong question. He says we should be asking, “What does the universe have in mind for my life?” Would love to hear what you think.

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    • My feelings about this are mixed and complex, Kathy. I feel that the work I am currently doing with low income students is my calling from God (or the universal intelligence). I get thrown into it over and over, almost against my will, and I’m good at it. At the same time, I often feel burnt out and longing for a rest, and for time to create and give to my family what I give to my students. So do I surrender to the calling or swim against the stream to create something else? It’s truly my life struggle.

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      • These are great questions. What I’ve learned is when I feel as if I’m “swimming against the stream,” then I’m probably not supposed to be doing whatever that is. I wonder if you can do the same kind of work but on a different scale? I know from experience that working with low income students requires giving a lot of energy, but I also believe that life’s not about being burnt out. Thanks for entertaining my questions/thoughts. I’ve got more to think about now.

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