Poem: Lessons Learned from Living on Meaning by M.W. Hardwick
Life is short. Break the rules.
Act on what you know –
And don’t Make Shit Up
Smile and laugh often
Enjoy the “here and Now”
Love truly and unconditionally.
Give credit away
Stay focused and balanced.
Be spontaneous and live with uncertainty
Be clear on what you want and care about
Reduce stress — lower the heat with others
Dream often, and don’t be just a dreamer
Understand and be empathic…listen
Don’t be a victim–Be a winner
Listen, ask questions and be responsive
Pick your fights carefully
Accept your feelings
Reflect on habits and irrational thinking
Do what you need to do
Show you care don’t just talk it.
Never regret anything that you say or do.
Stop-Challenge thinking-Choose before responding.
Be clear and concise in your communication
Be who you are–eliminate masks-embrace authenticity
Don’t try to impress others with your degrees, or stuff
Learn that life is our best teacher
Be Aware. Attentive, Observant. Respectful and Gentle
Realize all people desire freedom, justice, learning, meaning and love
Do the best you can with what you have
Go with what you got
Be a leader by serving others. Be patient. Be a teacher
Give advice and feedback only when asked.
Be the friend you want others to be.
DWYSYWD –DO WHAT YOU SAY YOU WILL DO
Show respect to others in the little things in life
Say thank you and please…thank you…please
Above all remember CL requires only imagination…
Courage…hope…FAITH IN HUMAN GOODNESS…
GOODNESS…and action to choose peace not fear…
To lead is to dream and do…
to let go of fears and criticism
to see beyond the obvious and mean spirited..
to give credit away…
to lead at the pleasure of followers…
to see and share a vision
to anticipate and articulate a new view
to be enthusiastic, passionate and on PURPOSE…
to collobrate , cooperate and above all
TO RESPECT. BE RESPONSIBLE…
TO APPRECIATE AND ACKNOWLEDGE …
and say THANK YOU, thank you, thank you…
and PLEASE ….more often …
and…and… and … remember
LIFE IS SHORT AND DEATH IS LONG…. ENJOY THE HERE AND NOW…