As this new year begins I set aside the idea of a resolving to make changes in my life and, instead, opt to choose the next path to take on this adventure we call "life". So with every January 1st, I search for the mantra or one-liner that will guide what I what I hope will be a positive reason to get up every morning and give meaning to being alive.
But this year. Well, this year is different. This year I found a spectacular mantra that I can live by day in and day out. Hopefully, without having to think about it much as the year progresses. It's called THINK. That's it - THINK.
Yes, it's an acronym for:
T= Is is true?
H= Is it Helpful?
I = Is it Inspiring?
N = Is it Necessary?
K= Is it Kind?
Here's the thing, I didn't think of it. (No pun intended.) I don't know who did. I wish I did. The photo was shared with me by a friend on FaceBook . Who knows where her source stole it from. Nevertheless, the writer should be given an award for his or her brilliance.
Could you imagine a world where more than half of the population kept their mouths shut for just a moment and answered these 5 simple questions before uttering a word? I, for one, cannot imagine what that might look like. Although I am eager to try.
Here is my pledge for this coming year. Before engaging, I will stop and THINK. If I cannot answer these 5 questions in the affirmative, I will table the discussion until I can. Not a resolution but a promise. A promise I will endeavor to keep.
That is all. For today anyway. Happy New Year one and all!