Life

There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

Courage

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela

That don’t impress me much – Shania Twain

Who are we trying to impress. Each day we wake up worried about what the world is going to think of us. People fret about what they look like, what they smell like, and what the person next to them thinks about them. Do people not realize that a constant worry produces stress in our bodies? Those with low stress levels tend to live longer and do not need to rely on all the cosmetic treatments bombarding us today. Cosmetic treatments only fix the problem on the surface. To truly fix the problem on the surface; you need to reach down in your soul and figure out who you truly are. We are all beautiful in our own way. Even the person who we deem to be the ugliest has a sense of beauty around them. Beauty is not just physical it can be an inner beauty as well.

We have been taught that everyone was created equal; that God fashioned us in the image of Himself. Nelson Mandela wrote, “It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us the most…As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Let’s stop living in a state of fear and worry. Instead choose a life of love and gratitude. Become comfortable with yourself and live each day to your absolute best. Treat everyone with respect and the world will be a happier place. It only takes one stone to start a ripple in a pond; let’s keep that ripple going.