January Newsletter 2013
Long Lost letters
I decided to do a little pre-new year’s cleaning to bring 2013 in the right way. As I was going thru my office I noticed that one of my cork boards could use a little refreshing. I use it mainly to tack souvenir pictures, pins and trinkets to. As I was re-arranging and taking off items that needed to go, I found a yellowed, stained and weathered sheet titled Happy New Year 1994 and was sent from my Papaw Plunkett.
When he was alive, Papaw would frequently send me engaging handwritten letters, but I guess he thought that in this instance he couldn’t do better than this simple sheet-typed then copied. I’ve kept it displayed in one location or another since. As you move into 2013 and look to start anew, keep this list in mind and act on it. You’ll be glad you did.
Happy New Year 1994
Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don’t set your goal by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
Don’t take for granted that things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life for without them life is meaningless.
Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don’t dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been but also where you’re going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.