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 InspireMeToday.com.

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

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15 comments

Elisa F.
Elisa F.2 years ago

Very inspiring...thanks for sharing.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Thanks!

Marie Therese Hanulak

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!

Kamryn M.
Kay M.4 years ago

thanks

KS Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

peggy p.
peggy p.4 years ago

beautiful souls....

George Marshall
George Marshall4 years ago

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.

Mandi A.
Amanda Adams4 years ago

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

Susan N.
Susan N.4 years ago

Great post.