my life’s mission statement
A mission statement is a short written statement defining the purpose of a company or organization. I have decided to give my life it’s very own mission statement:
Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.
I am going to do my best to live up to this every day. In the weeks since I came back, I have spent hours praying, meditating and crying. I have let go of my bitterness, and said It’s okay to miss them – I love them. So I am taking some advice from Elizabeth Gilbert and sending them love and light every time I think of them.
I have also been reading. Richard Carlson believes that we get caught up in anger because we don’t gear ourselves towards love. I am refocusing the negative, and gearing myself to love. I am going to wake up every day and think of someone to send love to and why I love them. I will spend a moment, Every Day, thinking of someone to love. He gives a list of people your should consider, so I am going to go with it. He says to think about why you love them, keep a list and read it every day.
- Mother – This is any easy one – She is the best. She loves with all she has, and has set an incredible example.
- Father – It gets hard already. You taught me early that love doesn’t come easy. By ending your life, you taught me that I should never give up. I get sad at all the things you have missed.
- Brother – Got None, Son.
- Sister – This bitch is always there for me. Whatever I want, she loves me through it. And she has great taste in accessories.
- Grandmother – Mine was the best. She never made cookies, but she told me about God.
- Grandfather- Got None, Son. Noticing a trend?
- Aunt – My Aunt Tinker. She always wanted me, always teaches me to keep striving.
- Uncle – My Uncle David. This man is it. He loves us all like we are his. He’s grumpy and moody and always has a joke.
- Cousin- Rhonda. The big sister I never had. She taught me how to be a big sister and goes out of her way to help people.
- Child – Josh. He used to live across the street from me. I loved him and he loved me. He thought that was enough to make us related. He taught me the purity of love.
- Spouse/Ex – John. You taught me how to forgive, that time heels all wounds.
- Someone Your Dating/Used to date – R. From you and the boys I learned it is worth the gamble.
- Religious Leader – Ghandi. You life principles have helped shaped my relationships with others.
- Friend- I have so many great ones. I am gonna spotlight a new one each week.