Do you want someone other than yourself to create your life….make all the decisions and you lay around like a Greek god over-eating and over-drinking and just become a drag on society? I don’t think so!
You have one life and since when you were born you did not come equipped with a life manual and you cannot go to Wal-Mart and find a do it yourself manual with your name on it… then it’s up to you to select the best do it yourself project you can imagine and get on with it.
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire…
One day, he told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife, enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he felt he needed to retire. They could get by, he thought. Upon hearing the news, the contractor was sorry to see his good worker go. He asked the carpenter if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work any longer. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.
When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” he said, “my gift to you!”
What a shock! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home he had built none too well.
So it is with us. We build our lives in a distracted way, reacting rather than acting, willing to put up less than the best. At important points we do not give the job our best effort. Then with a shock we look at the situation we have created and find that we are now living in the house we have built. If only we had realized, then we would have done it differently.
Think of yourself as the carpenter. Think about your house each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Build wisely! Even if you live it for only one day more, that day deserves to be lived graciously and with dignity. Who could say it more clearly? Your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices in the past. Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today. source: sciforums
So there you have it. We have all been given special talents at birth and it’s up to us build a quality life! Why not come up with a do it yourself project that helps all of humanity. It’s a start!
QUOTE: “When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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ZENTRAVELER SAYS: You are life’s architect, designer, carpenter and can build anything you want! Now that’s exciting! What are you waiting for grasshopper…a swift kick or the next procrastination meeting?
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