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This opening and what follows is the result of the experiences of my last 50some (it's your guess) years, full of wisdom (?).
I could spend the next 10 days explaining and exploring each of its riches even when many of them, as said, were experience.
They describe the biggest challenges that I, and each of us, have to face. I’m talking about the big question: why are we here??
We are all put on this earth for a reason – we all have a purpose.
Finding one’s purpose is the single biggest challenge that each of us has to deal with in our lives.
True fulfillment comes from discovering one’s given potential!

Balance is the real secret of happiness – so learn to juggle !!It is all about the gifts that God has given us and about how balance in life is the key.Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit – and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffled, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will be never be the same!! You must understand that and strike for balance in your life. Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is that we are different that each of us is special. Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you. Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. 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 the 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 then perfect. It is that 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 run through life so fast that you forget not only where you been, but also where you are going. Don’t forget that a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily! Don’t use time or words careless. Neither can be retrieved.

Life is not a race, but a journey to savor each step of the way. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift. That’s why we call it "The Present"! —— Brian G. Dyson

Real inspiration comes from following your dreams! Untold riches come from realizing what makes you unique and by acting on your individualism. Every one of us has the power to change things in his or her life. All it takes is faith! Steven Covey once wrote: “Be yourself. Believe in yourself.” Why then do so many people chase the mediocre mainstream?? Don’t be afraid to follow what is in your heart – it is the heart after all that speaks inn truth – the head is what confuses us. You don’t have to buy into the culture of our age. Just because everyone else buys it, whatever it is, does not necessarily make it right or good. Learn to swim against the stream. When you read don’t just consider what the author thinks – consider what you think! You must strive to find your own voice. And the longer you wait, the less likely you are to find it at all. The US writer Henry Thoreau once said: "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation." Don’t be resigned to that. Don’t be afraid to strike out and find new ground!

Oops, there I go paraphrasing from one of the great movies again. Stand up for what you believe in. Listen to your heart and fight for what you know to be true, but – don’t forget to balance out your life when pursuing your dreams. When you make resolutions for the next part of your life, think about the things close to your heart. And follow those dreams. Don’t fall into the trap known as the comparison game. Don’t focus on beating your Competitors, especially considering so many of them are mediocre. If you are better than the mediocre then it does not really mean anything. To really succeed, you have to be the best you can possibly be.
Focus on beating yourself and remember – if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything!

Killer Sunset seen from watering-hole

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