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Take the Long View

By Shawnaschuh

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Yesterday we spoke about integrity and how it walks hand in hand with accountability – and so I reinforce this notion – if each person was aware and clear about what they promised, would understand that each choice they make holds inherent responsibilities and that it begins with the root of who you/we are – then the accountability question would be dusty from lack of use.

However – being human – gloriously imperfect and fallible – we bite off more than we can chew, take more than we need and agree to things because the idea of it is interesting or intriguing before we fully comprehend that we are responsible for this choice.

Take a pet for instance – many small animals – bunnies and chicks etc. are adopted in the spring because they are so cute – they impact our heart – we want this little being in our lives –

And even when that voice of reason – from our parents to begin with, maybe a spouse or our inner self saying, “Do you really want to care for this creature the rest of its life? – Do you think you will clean its cage, play with it and be so enthralled in a year – a month even?

Do you know how this pet will smell and behave as it grows older and do you want to deal with that?”

Or an early morning call – how will that impact your life and what about those off mornings?

Today think about things in a long view – and how it fits into what you want. The habits we form take time – both the good ones and the bad ones – and when we have the long view perceptive it’s a bit easier when we fall, or stray or simply allow a bump to stop us.

Because the road keeps going and we can begin again – fresh – each morning and we can do it better today.

We can be better today, think clearer, love deeper and enjoy those pets and people we welcome into our lives for the length they travel with us.

You create your day by the way you think – think long term sometimes and make it magnificent!

Blessings, Shawna


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