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Monday, July 11, 2016

Start With Yourself

Start With Yourself
These words are said to be written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop
in the crypts of Westminster Abbey in London, England.

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

But, it too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed my self first, then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.

What step(s) will you take now that you're focusing on 
changing yourself first?

1 comment:

  1. I love this. I am an intern ans co-leading a codependency group. This statement would so benefit the group. I hope it is ok for me to print and use it for inspiration in the group. I will give you full credit. LR