Friday, January 7, 2011

Flaws or Potential?

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential."                    --Ellen Goodman

I am taking the advice from the quote above. I am not looking at the flaws as I often do. I am looking for the potential I have to improve my life, the lives of others and to show love to all those who mean something special in my life.

From the most difficult times, we can learn so much. With the losses in my life in the past two years, I realized how fragile life really is. We might not have tomorrow to say "thank you" or "I'm sorry" or "I love you."

So don't be surprised if I write you a love letter. I want to give roses while you can smell them, enjoy their beauty and know I sent them.

I don't want to say, "I wish I had..."

Are you checking out your flaws this January, or are you looking at the potential in your life?

5 comments:

Daisy said...

What a positive and uplifting way to view things. I like this post. Very nice. Thank you for your visit to my blog. :)

Nancy Simpson said...

Happy New Year Glenda. I hope it will be a good one filled with love, peace, joy and hope.

glenda Beall said...

Hi Daisy,
I enjoyed your blog and I appreciate you stopping by. Hope you come again.

Glenda said...

Hi Nancy,
I hope this new year brings us all peace and joy. Good luck with all your endeavors in the coming months.

Joan Ellen Gage said...

We need to appreciate the waba sabi in life. That is a Japanese term for finding beauty in life as in cracked porcelain or in aging skin.

I have not examined my life for January, yet. We were in NC and I just got the Florida house de-Christmassed.

Happy New Year/Life!