Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Examined Life

Greek philopher Socrates is credited with saying, "The unexamined life is not worth living." Food for thought, eh? Of course, I prefer to rework the quote into a positive statement . . . an examined life IS worth living.

Self-examination helps us understand who we are and why we react in certain ways. It allows us to identify what "pushes our button," or drives us forward or makes us run in the opposite direction. Through reflection, we recognize how the past plays into the present and gives meaning to the future, and when we understand the influences that shape our lives we see ourselves with a clearer lens. That clarity allows us to turn weaknesses into strengths and failure into success.

My suggestion? Spend time in reflection this week so that Thanksgiving will be a day of gratitude for the Lord’s blessings, for the people who have touched our lives, and for a future filled with promise.

Wishing you abundant blessings!

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