Live An Exemplary Life
Always keep the faith, have a sense of humor, and do good deeds at random in your life. God always has your back, if only you’ll let Him. Don’t take everything so seriously. Keep levity in your daily life, as it really is the best medicine. Give aid to strangers, because the blessings will come back to you ten-fold, impacting their life and yours in a positive way. It might only be a smile, opening a door for someone, or giving guidance along the way but it will leave you with a positive affirmation for your good deeds.
It’s a matter of validation of one person to another that we see them, that we care, and that they matter. We all need that sense of worth. Too often we fail in acknowledging one another as we should. Make a concerted effort to say “Hi, Hello, Howdy, and Thank You” whenever you can, because it’ll make a difference in keeping a positive attitude.
You don’t need to worry about what others have or don’t have. You don’t need to keep up with the “Jones” or your friends, because you are living your life, not theirs. Be you. Do yourself. Find what you enjoy doing and be that in your living.
Enjoy your work, for one-third of each day is spent in your labors. Find the right life partner, for your joy and happiness in life depends upon it. Live an exemplary life, for you are an influence to others who are looking for guidance in life.
Don’t wait until you are on your death bed and talk about your coulda-woulda-shouldas and regret what you have or have not done. Be prepared to meet your Maker with a smile on your face, reflecting the accomplishments of your life. I’m thankful to have enjoyed what I always wanted—a fulfilled and joyful life. You can’t ask for any more than that.
— Copyright © 2013 Bob Stoess
Bob Stoess is a Retired CEO, prolific writer and wonderful mentor.