Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just "Be" (For Those Beginning A New Season In Life)

As summer ends and fall begins, so do new seasons in the various aspects of our lives - school, college, work, church, football, etc.  A new season is a time for change.  For me, this new season represents the opportunity to make the most out of my relationships with family, friends, colleagues and students, in a way that is different for me.  This year, I am pledging to put myself at the top of my list, after God.  In putting myself first, I am going to become a better counselor, friend, daughter, sister, and eventually, wife and mother.  As I reflect on what I want to happen in my life, I realize that our destiny is not always determined by what we do, but by who we are.  With that in mind, I've set goals that consist, not of things that I need to DO, but of what I would like to BE.

1. BE COMMITTED. I will keep my promises to myself. I will give 100% to what I commit to do.

2. BE POSITIVE. I will change my thoughts so that they are more affirmative, and my life will follow the direction of my thoughts.

3. BE GENUINE. I will be my authentic self, which will engender authenticity in my relationships.

4. BE ACCOUNTABLE. I will do what I have said I would do. I will let others know what my goals are, and will seek help in achieving them.

5. BE GRATEFUL. I will enjoy the present. I will focus more on what I have than on what I want. When I am grateful for what I have, I am demonstrating that I can be trusted to receive what I want.

In sharing these goals with you, I hope to inspire you to just "be"!

Based on goals I set for myself last year, inspired to share again by a conversation with one of my wonderful students today!  (Hi C.C.!)


  1. Good list. Sometimes we can be all these things for other people, and forget that we also need to be like this for ourselves.

    I am Fickle Cattle.