Write a ‘To Be’ list instead of a ‘To Do’ list

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At one time or another we jot down things we need to do or make a list of goals we want to meet.  We all have our ‘to do’ lists.  But what if we looked at our life through a different lens?  What if we focused on who we wanted to be instead of tasks we needed to complete.

I heard this idea recently while watching Good Morning America.  I don’t remember who said it and it’s not important.  What is clear to me is the message I was supposed to receive.   I believe we receive signs and messages from the universe all the time.  Some people call it signs from God.  Whatever you call it, I believe there is a higher power guiding us on our journey every day.  It is up to us to identify the guidance, and move in that direction.  I often wondered how one knows which direction to take.  I have discovered it is merely a feeling of knowing you are on the right path because a sense of peace falls over you and you just know.  If you have any doubts merely wait, and the next sign will come.  It may come in a book or a television show.  It may show itself in a chance meeting with someone or sometimes even in the midst of a tragic event.  But, it will come none the less.

When I heard this topic I felt something.  It was an ‘Ah Ha’ moment.  I am so busy making lists of things I want to do that I am not focused on what do I want my life to mean?  Who do I want to be?  What legacy do I want to leave when my time is up here on this planet?  How do I want to be remembered?  I decided right in that moment I will make a ‘to be’ list and strive for the traits I put on my list.  I know continuing to blog each week will be on this list as my hope is my words will have meaning for anyone who reads them.  I also want to strengthen my kindness vibe and discourage my judgmental side.  I know I am on the right track because most days I feel great peace, joy and gratitude for all that I have and even for the things I don’t have.

Remember, not one day is guaranteed.  It is up to us to recognize the signs to help us be the best of ourselves while we are here for as ever long as that may be.  I hope if you are reading this you have a wonderful, healthy and  happy holiday season.  Whatever that means for you.



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