Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for October 7, 2010-VALUE What Matters Most (Vol.5, Iss.1)
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VALUE WHAT MATTERS MOST
What do you VALUE in your life? Who do you VALUE in your life? What really matters most to you? Who really matters most to you? How do you assign VALUE to what matters in your life? Have you or do you take life, health and strength for granted? Do believe that family, friends, and fellowman are going to be here forever? Are you so consumed in the self-cares of life that you VALUE little about others?
The questions about VALUE are loaded, and should cause you to pause, take note and take action. VALUE is the sum total of worth that is assigned or the importance given to a person, place or possession. Who, what and where you place VALUE is a telling sign to what matters most in your life. So often the rat race and fast pace gets you caught up and you are chasing places and possessions and putting people on the back-burner. Many people will tell you that I am working hard for the people (my family) so that they can have the best that life has to offer. Others will say that it takes a lot to have “nice stuff” and I must keep working hard to maintain. These are the same people that never make it to their son’s football game, daughter’s recital, a open house and cannot tell you the last time they joined the family at the table for a meal. The people who are ripping and running in the name of “making more” and “having more”, do not even see that their view of VALUE, has changed and shifted.
When you lose touch with the VALUE of family and friends (people), then you find it is easy to embrace the notion of “making more” and “having more”.Let’s be clear, it is good to be able to possess and have access to things, especially when you work hard and make sacrifices. So often, you will find that “having more” and “making more” does not sustain you or make you feel a sense of contentment. It is too easy to become consumed and the VALUE of your efforts to have possessions and places, diminish the VALUE of people.
The journey of life is a great teacher and sets a path on how to VALUE what matters most. As you travel on the path of life, it is up to you to make the decision; will you run from start to finish, hoping to finally make it and then get a chance to take a rest. Or will you enjoy the journey, take the time to stop along the way and see the VALUE and beauty in life. Everyone has the ability to make a choice about what you VALUE in life, who you VALUE in life, and how you assign VALUE in your life? If you have shifted your VALUE focus from people to possessions and places, there is no better time than the present to rethink ponder on how you can VALUE WHAT MATTERS MOST!
“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”