When I Grow Up …

November 3, 2012

in the generous life

I used to joke that I wanted to be Dan B. Allendar when I grow up (my husband has been know to raise an eyebrow or two over this). I wanted to have some of the wisdom that he sprinkles throughout the pages of his books. I also used to joke that I wanted to be Elizabeth (a very eccentric, but absolutely wonderful gal) or Ted (a terrific guy with a servant’s heart). It’s just my somewhat humorous way of appreciating and validating something good that I see in others.

Actually, all joking aside, I think it’s important to know who you want to be and think through how you need to grow and change to get there. I’m not talking about imitating an actual person. You are unique and you don’t want to give that away to be a copy of someone else. I’m talking about a desire and passion to be who you are designed to be and an understanding of the values you want to see take shape in your life.

I encourage y’all to start being whatever that is right now regardless of how people act around you or even regardless of how well you do it (we all start out wobbly and get better with practice).

I want to be known for being a person of peace, kindness, and integrity. I want to be at peace in the middle of chaos. I want to be kind even if everyone else is being a pain in the bum. I want to be able to tell the truth even is the consequences might be hard. That’s the kind of person I want to be.

How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?  Anthony Robbins

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Kelly November 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

A good reminder to want to be like Jesus or possibly someone who reminds you to be like Jesus. Thanks for linking up with us at No Ordinary Blog Hop. Every blessing, Kelly

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