26 November 2012

Encouragement for the week



As I grow older I want to be known as.....
thoughtful rather than gifted
loving versus quick or bright
gentle over being powerful
a listener more than a great communicator
available rather than a hard worker 
sacrificial instead of successful
reliable not famous
content more than driven
self-controlled rather than exciting
generous instead of rich
and compassionate more than competent 

That's my prayer, is it yours?

3 comments :

Ange said...

This is perfect, Meg, just perfect! Beautiful words xx

jacksta said...

Ive been thinking about something similar... about what I would like written on my tomb stone or obituary...the words "she was a generous friend to all". A little bit morbid...but more an inspiration to myself to live this way now as a mantra so to speak. But I like all of these characteristics too.

Miriam said...

beautiful.... although I'd still like to always be a great communicator - am I allowed that??

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