On Monday morning, a dear friend of mine sent me a message that resonated with me. I excitedly asked him if he wrote the message and he revealed to me that even though he would like to be able to take credit for the writing, it was written by one of his colleagues, Tunji Shittu.
I hope this message touches you as it did me.
Think about looking in a mirror. How many of us get depressed when we notice a new gray hair or a new wrinkle in our forehead? Now, take a moment to think about what you can’t see in a mirror…are you allowing wrinkles to appear in your soul?
There are many ways that this can happen from worrying too much, to not pursuing a life of purpose.
One of the most common ways to wrinkle the soul is to give up enthusiasm. We should always try to show and feel enthusiasm for whatever we do. Sometimes this is difficult…we might not like our job or we might be having difficulties in our personal lives.
When there is a bump in the road, one of the easiest ways to get back on track is to show and feel enthusiasm and gratitude for what we do have, knowing that whatever show gratitude for, multiplies with time.
Have a fulfilling new week and keep keeping on.
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In an age of acceleration,
nothing can be exhilarating than going slow.
In an age of distraction,
nothing is so luxurious as paying attention.
And in an age of constant movement,
nothing is more urgent than sitting still. – Pico Iyer