Good Morning: Live Life Fully

"The difference between great people and everyone else is that
great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is
created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes
them next.  The difference between the two is the difference
between living fully and just existing."

Michael E. Gerber

Submitted by Challenger Debbie H.

Good morning! 

This quote compliments yesterday's message nicely. Time and time
again I am asked where I get the energy to do all of the things
that I do. The answer rests within this quote.  When we create our
lives, we are filled with energy. When we passively react to our
lives or wait for "our ship to come in," we become tired and bored.

Just like everyone else on this planet, I have a long list of
sorrowful experiences that could leave me pessimistic with a chip
on my shoulder. I have excuses like everyone else that could allow
me to reasonably choose to wait for life to bring me something
versus going out and risking heart and soul day after day.

You know what though? When we disengage and become passive we also
become negative and complain a lot. I tried it once and got tired
of listening to myself within 2 days. I didn't want to be around
myself, why would anyone else or life's gifts? Furthermore,
doubting life and doubting ourselves is a dark place. No one can
bring the light to you to get out of that darkness. You have to
choose to ignite the light--and you have to choose that day after
day after day. It is the only way to live fully.

Your Turn

No matter what obstacles you face or have faced, realize you can't
live fully if you choose to stay in the darkness. And if you choose
to stay in the darkness, darkness is all you will see. There is
always a light. Realize that you have the power to light up your

Your Affirmation

"When I encounter darkness or difficulty, I do not dwell--instead I
turn on the light."

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