The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. - Stephen Covey


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Friday, January 20, 2006


Thanks for all the great entries about Forgiveness on the last blog. I'm always amazed by the insight you all have.

Now let's look at a sticking point for so many of us in moving forward in life. Finding your purpose. Those with a passion for doing something - anything - that makes them feel fulfilled and useful in the world are already miles ahead of the masses in this all important area. I think we all get confused and frustrated from time to time wanting to know what direction to take and where to focus this gift of life force we have been given.

I believe that if you don't already feel a drive in a certain direction, in which case you already know where you need to apply yourself, you need to look at what you already have in your "tool box". What talents and gifts have you developed so far? This is a critical clue as to where you could be effective and fulfilled and necessary in the world. For instance, if you open your tool box and find a stethoscope and a thermometer but your goal is to build a house, you might get frustrated because you have been equipped for a different calling. Finding that calling, your purpose, is an awesome energizer and inspiration that will help you rocket toward fulfillment with unwavering certainty and conviction.

So... based on the tools you have in your toolbox,
what is your purpose??
(There are no wrong answers when all things are possible!)


Monday, January 09, 2006


A friend of mine sent me a short article about forgiveness last week and I must admit it revolutionized the last few days for me. Since then, every time ANYTHING would bother me, I'd just forgive the infraction and the irritation would magically dissappear. I use to have a problem with the concept of forgiveness thinking it meant I was condoning irresponsibility or unfair behaivor. However, I found that forgiveness wasn't about letting someone off the hook, it was simply letting go of my own hurt emotions about the situation. I can't tell you how much easier it was to handle situations from this vantage point not to mention how my soulutions to problems became so much more elegant. Now you probably never get irritated like me, but if you do, give this technique a try and let me know how it works for you!


All Things Possible!

PS: We saw Fun With Dick and Jane this weekend. I actually liked it. Everyone else I have talked to hated it - I have no idea why!