Hope & Becoming

I’ve been thinking …

Life is complicated. On our way to becoming, we learn from each other how to navigate this thing called life. We first learned from parents, then from teachers, coaches and for those fortunate enough to partner up with one, a mentor who articulates important life-enhancing behaviors.

We glean knowledge from listening and from watching others. The common thread in how we learn is guidance woven through every aspect.

We need guides to teach us things we may never understand without the wisdom of people willing to share from their experiences.

We need guides to pour into us from their wisdom as we work through what we hope to become.

To look forward and not back;

To look inward before stepping outward;

To grieve a little for what is lost but be thankful more for what is still here;

To plant seeds of encouragement in the dirt that is sometimes dark and heavy;

To be grateful for what is – before presuming the best of life is yet to be experienced;

To be careful how you live your moments because they become your memories.

Do you wonder how to get from where you are to what you want to become? Seek a guide who has already forged the path and found success.

Anyway … That’s what I was thinking.

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