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Wisdom from Timothy Carroll

Wisdom from Timothy Carroll

How wonderful it is to wake up to another fresh day – every day. It is easy to take this simple daily gift for granted isn’t it? One of the most positive people I encountered was a lady named Elizabeth. When I last met her she had almost run out of days. She was actually lying on her deathbed on the day before she died.

Elizabeth was resigned to her fate but beautifully at peace with the world in a helpful state of mind that could only be described as happiness. She had let the cares of her world fall away. She was calmly trying to help others understand her disease by assisting in its research – knowing that she was doomed herself. This is something other than bravery – which tends to ignore the threat of danger. It is an open and fearless acceptance of whatever will be.

However we may treasure them, not all our days are equal. Some of them can be clouded by stress, poor health, difficult relationships, drudgery, chores – even bad weather. The mind-trick is to see these influences simply as stepping stones on a pathway to the greater joy of living, giving and receiving….Continue reading at

Timothy is called the Voice of Senior Romantics and the author of Don’t Ever Give Up on Love.

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7:37PM PST on Jan 8, 2014

Very inspiring...thanks for sharing.

3:19PM PDT on May 6, 2012

Thanks for posting.

11:06AM PST on Jan 9, 2012


4:53PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

For some of us, waking up is the worst part of the day!
For some of us it is not a gift but a burden!

10:17AM PST on Jan 8, 2012


1:47AM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Thanks for the article.

11:20PM PST on Jan 7, 2012

beautiful souls....

1:46PM PST on Jan 7, 2012

Love is and always will be the key to contentment. Once we focus on loving others and accepting that we have no control over the universe as it unfolds, then we can enjoy what love brings. Just open your heart and let come what may. It is what it is and love gives us the power to deal with anything.

1:36PM PST on Jan 7, 2012

It is so easy to forget isn't it....

12:21PM PST on Jan 7, 2012

Great post.

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