In the course of a journey of fifty-five years and serving the public for thirty of them, a simple discovery has been made.
While the hand of Fate is a constant presence in our life, a variable within our control is the power to believe and choose whether we do, or don’t; will, or won’t.
Much more important than the empire built is discovering that the fun is in the doing.
For the last two years, we have all experienced a New Normal. From financial to societal, things are much different, now. On the other hand is the premise: There is nothing new under the sun; things now are about like they have always been. While the only constant in life is change; human nature changes little.
A prayer, thousands of years ago, is as timely, now, as it was then:
And then he prayed, “God, I’m asking for two things before I die; don’t refuse me—
Banish lies from my lips and liars from my presence.
Give me enough food to live on, neither too much nor too little.
If I’m too full, I might get independent, saying, ‘God? Who needs him?’
If I’m poor, I might steal and dishonor the name of my God.”
Just imagine a world without lies and liars. Every hurt, betrayal, and wrong in the universe originates from us lying to ourselves, or others; and, others lying to themselves, or us.
Then, after the lies are told, the day’s thoughts and actions, typically, revolve around the fears of scarcity, or abundance. What if there is not enough? What if the excess is stolen?
There are no luggage racks on hearses. We take nothing with us when we go. What we leave behind is important. Let’s, all, pause for a moment and look at our ripple in the pond, our wake in the lake, of life.
While impossible to ever go back and have a new beginning, we can choose, at any moment, to write a new ending to our story.
These two things are true and fulfilling:
All we do begins with a thought.
The fun is in the doing.
By focusing on these two things, the answer to the prayer above is guaranteed:
Truth will set us free.
Doing trumps the worries about too little, or too much!