Once upon a time…
As we flip through the pages in the chapters of our life, each phase is a lesson learned with teachable moments to share. Society tells us what they expect from us and how they should be treated, yet all too often we don’t tell society our expectations of them and how we expect them to treat and respect us.
Each day we are blessed to see its new birth, and we are tasked with serving a greater purpose from divine potential. Once upon a time…during the years meandering through the ups and downs, the good and the not so good times, we experience, we learn, we develop, we share, and we uplift. Each page in our book of life, reveals a place of awareness, and periods that hold memories of the way we were, what we’ve done, and where we’ve been.
Now today, it’s time to document the newness of life in the present. We evaluate our attitudes, our performances, our expectations, our contributions, and identify those areas where we know we can make improvements for positive change and empowering results. We are reminded in the process to take care of ourselves and our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual states. We can’t help others if our wholeness lacks stability. We must inspect our current location to see if the environment is equipped and conducive to meeting our expectations and aspirations. If not, then we must recalibrate and redefine the direction of our destination.
If we died today, would the work we’ve done, the way we treated others, the contributions we made, and the life we lived leave an indelible mark on the world? Will it be a better, less chaotic place than when we arrived here in Chapter 1 of our life?
Once upon a time is now!