Know first who you are; And then adorn yourself accordingly
It has taken me time to realize who I am as a person. Everyday it changes. I think I know what I am doing and who it is I want to be.
I think maybe that is what life is. It is a long journey and we get to change and grow everyday.
Then I think how do you define a person???
Is it the way they dress?
Is it what material things they have accumulated?
Is it there religion?
Is it there political views?
Is it their status in their community?
I don't think it is. I think how you define a person is how they treat other people.
Do they treat their family members with respect?
Do they make you feel good when you speak to them?
Do they treat people that are down and out with respect?
Are they kind to animals? (Important one for me)
Every person needs respect.
Everyday I learn something new about how to treat people and how I want to be remembered when I am gone. I am getting better at this as I get older.
I am not saying I am a perfect person....Far from it!
But I have to say that everyday I try to make an effort in being mindful on how I speak to people.
Not always successful! (I forget my filter..)
I try to listen to what I say.
I try to be open minded. (Key words)
I try not to be so opinionated.
Which is very difficult for me sometimes because I come from a line of strong women.
(With lots of opinions. And we all have different ones. Hence, the loudness on Wednesday nights when we all get together and sit around the dining table and talk things out. We have been doing this for many many years. Not always pretty but it is necessary for all of us.)
Everyday is a new day. You can decide how you want to live it.
Go out and see what you can do to make someone else's day better.
I hope everyone is doing great and that they are having a wonderful week.
Happy St Patricks Day to all of you.
I am going to drink a green beer and listen to some Irish Music this weekend!