To laugh often and much
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends
To appreciate beauty
To find the best in others
To leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child
A garden patch, or a redeemed social condition
To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived
The last line. Is that enough? That at the end of my life, just one person would have been enhanced by my time on the planet? What if I let this be okay, rather than indulging in grand fantasies about making a difference worldwide?
And then again … I wonder what freedom I’d let in if I completely let go of contributing to the lives of other people. Experiencing no need to have any particular result show up in my life. Perhaps I’ll do the experiment.
I could say goodbye to “Action > Result” and say hello to merely “Action”. If my mind wasn’t being bothered with the ramifications of what I do or say, wouldn’t that free up a lot of energy? And what would that look like?
Just make love
Just hold dear
Just do things
Just reach out