What Would You like Your Life to Say About You

"It is better to allow our lives to speak for us than our words" - Mahatma Gandhi

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Ghandi had once said, "My life is my message." There is little doubt that he personified that philosophy. When we think of him, the phrase that most often comes to mind is, "Be the change you want to see in the world." That is precisely what he represented and how he lived his life continuously in thought, word and deed.

I found this quote to be thought-provoking. It's certainly something worth considering. If your life is speaking for you, what do you want it to say?

Take a few moments of your precious time and think about this:

If your life is your message, what is it currently saying?

This is not the flowery, idealistic version! We'll get to that, but for now, do a reality check. Take a long, hard look at your life. What is it saying right now?

I'm afraid when I conduct this introspection, that on many days my life message is - I really am a very kind person, but only if you agree with me and I have had my coffee!

Some thoughts others have shared:

It's really not my fault. I just can't help it.

I have the best of intentions, but can't seem to follow through.

I don't have time for you right now.

I have dreams, but they are unimportant.

I don't truly matter.

What would you like your life to say?

This is where we can be idealistic. What do you really want your life to say?

I want my life to say - Live kindly, love fully, do your best and then let it go.

Some thoughts others have shared:

You can do anything if you try hard enough.

All that really matter is love.

Do unto others…

Anything is possible.

I always give my best.

I truly care about those people in my life.

I am determined and capable.

What changes do you need to make?

For me this means:

- Think, speak, and act from a place of kindness, not judgment.

- Consider what I can give in my relationships, instead of what I can get.

- Do everything as if it really matters and release expectations for the outcome; if it doesn't matter don't waste my time.

Some thoughts others have shared:

Focus my attention on my priority of the moment.

Be present in my life and enjoy the experiences.

Spend more time listening to my heart than my head.

When in doubt, speak from a place of love.

Follow through on those things that are important to me.

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