Great and limitless

Each day in my Inbox, I receive inspirational quotes, poems and sayings.

Today, I received this one:

Great and limitless promise

This day exists so that you can do something meaningful with it. This world exists so that you can marvel at its astounding beauty.

Your thoughts, passions, skills, interests and abilities are yours so that you can make use of them. The miracle of life is yours so that you can experience it fully.

The possibilities are here because you will find so much fulfillment in bringing them to life. The challenges are here because you can lift all of life by working through them.

There is hope because you are able to feel it. There is love because you are able to give it.

Realize how vital it is for you to appreciate how precious and full of promise it all is. Resolve again to live life’s great and limitless promise one unique moment at a time.

Feel the richness of life as it exists right now. Step forward, with a joy that goes beyond understanding, and fulfill the promise.

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
— Epictetus

This morning, I awoke with the feeling that today was going to be different.

School started two weeks ago and we’ve had a rough go of it.

It’s all a matter of perspective, I have decided.

What I thought was going to be a simpler year because I now have two kids in school and no daycare drop-off, has turned out to be more, well, complicated.

I’ve been living that icky sticky complication to its fullest, not appreciating the simplicity that could exist if I just stepped back and saw the simple.

I haven’t realized how vital it is for me to appreciate how precious and full of promise it all is. And that has complicated our mornings, our evenings, and everything in between.

But this morning’s inspirational email has turned my perspective around and I now see that there is hope because I am able to feel it. And that there is love because I am able to give it.

And this morning was the most beautiful sunny morning full of laughter and giggles all the way to school.

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