Positive Thoughts - One Thought at a Time
The first of the year, I was going to write one positive message a day and include an image. I looked at the calendar today and realized I was a few days behind. How did life become so hectic as to steal bits and pieces of time away from me?
So to get back into line, I went over to the other site some of my stuff was on and am in the process of transferring it here. Hopefully having everything on one site will help me keep things straight. For the time being, I hope you will enjoy this second message I had for the 2nd day of the year:
No matter what we do, we leave our prints (or mark) on this planet, on those around us, on things we come into contact with at any given point during the day. I wonder if we realize how much of an impact we make on things we touch.
For example, I had someone pull out in front of me the other day when I was going to work. This person was obviously in a bit of a hurry, or at least in more of a hurry than I was. However, instead of waiting on me to pass, she decided she would pull out to get ahead of me. She waited just long enough for me to be almost upon her and then I ended up having to hit my breaks hard in order to avoid ramming into her car. Her actions made a mark on me as it caused my heart rate to increase and fear to creep in since I was afraid I was going to hit her.
Years ago I would have ranted and raved, and probably would have followed her and "gave her a piece of my mind". Now, however, I remind myself that my everything I do or say leaves my mark. So I chose to take a deep breath and be thankful that I did not hit her. This instance, like so many things that happen, could have ended up several different ways. I cannot control everything that happens, and we certainly cannot make others do the right thing, but I can certainly control what I do and how I act or react. And I choose to leave a mark that does not damage, does not hurt...a mark that is positive, instead of negative.
How will you leave your mark? What will others remember the most about you? Will you accomplish greatness in a big way? Or will you accomplish things quietly? Will you make your time in this life count for something?
I hope that each of you think about how you do things, how you handle things, what kind of mark you will leave. It matters, even if you do not think it does...every single thing you do or say leaves its mark. Every single thing you say or do...matters.
Image Credit » Image Credit Renda Brooks