A work in progress

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Since I wrote “Check my What?” back in November, I have been more aware of my motives as I go about my business.  Hopefully I have offended less, exalted myself less and cared less about being right, and more about showing love.  Of course, as I write this paragraph, my failures glare at me from the recent past.  Thankfully though, I realize I am a work in progress.  I didn’t expect perfection quite yet, just improvement.  And that, my friends, is the point of this post.

As we closely examine ourselves (If you don’t do this, I highly recommend it for your own benefit as well as those around you), we often find areas in our lives that need work.  We long to see some speedy positive development in our needful areas.

I find though, that upon reflecting on their progress, many of my friends and members of my family are often way too hard on themselves.  They don’t see mere improvement as success.  Maybe 2 lbs. isn’t the 30 you want to lose, but it’s a start; it’s still success because you aren’t going backwards.

For me personally (besides the motive thing I’m also working on), I want to do more for others.  I still feel like I procrastinate too often or give in to laziness and fail to reach my goals.  However, I have improved and surely that counts for something.

If your heart is right and your intentions are good, you are headed in the right direction.  Be encouraged that recognizing something that merits change or improvement is half the battle.  At nearly 50, I am learning that there is still so much I don’t know, when I thought I about had it wrapped up!

Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you are right. ~Henry Ford

Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
~Karen Ravn

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