Wisdom from Dave Boufford

One of my favorite quotations about life’s teachings comes from Thomas Carlyle, who said “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

So, here’s what I’ve come to know:

Take care of yourself as best you can. Daily exercise, relaxation and nutrition are vital for optimal performance in every area of life. Do your best and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

Love is what makes life worth living. I believe learning to love is the most important skill we can develop in our lives, and yes I strongly believe it’s a skill that must be learned. I think it’s the reason why we are born – to love and be loved.

Give until it hurts. That’s my motto and sometimes it does hurt – especially when others take advantage. But give anyway! Giving is the other part of receiving, and I’ve found that helping others always comes back to me multiplied.

Learn to be interested in others and their lives. Always look for ways to be of service and you’ll never be alone. You never know who you’ll meet and how your life will be blessed by your connection….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Known as Mr. Positive, Dave is a writer, author and motivational speaker.

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Sandi O'Donovan
Sandra O'Donovan2 years ago

To do this, the most important thing to start with is to love urself!

Cynthia Blais
cynthia B.2 years ago

simple everyday common sense

Alicja Kramek
Alicja Kramek2 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn Adams2 years ago


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Sue H.
Sue H.3 years ago

Inspirational, thanks for sharing.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

thanks for the article

Brian M.
Past Member 3 years ago

I wish I could love more but right now, my inner life is withered and dry like a desert.

Cheryl I.
Past Member 3 years ago

Great thanks

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks for the article.