This is your life

Dan Miller —  June 15, 2012 — 4 Comments

Recently I walked up on a canvas frame with the following words on it – in the local TJ Maxx store.  Couldn’t resist buying it for the Sanctuary.  People are constantly asking me who I had do the lettering as the messages are all things I’ve said and promoted.  Nope – no one has a lock on truth and inspiration.  It’s just out there floating around for of us to bask in and benefit from:

 

This is your LIFE.  Find a passion and pursue it.  Fall in love.  Dream big.  Drink wine, eat great food and spend quality time with good friends.  Laugh every day.  Believe in Magic.  Tell stories.  Reminisce about the good old days abut look with optimism to the future.  Travel often. Learn more. Be creative. Spend time with people you admire. Seize opportunities when they reveal themselves.  Love with all your heart.  Never give up.  Do what you love. Be true to who you are. Make time to enjoy the simple things in life. Spend time with family. Forgive even when it’s hard. Smile often. Be grateful. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Follow your dreams. Try new things. Work hard. Don’t count the minutes count the laughs. Embrace change. Trust in yourself. Be thankful. Be nice to everyone. Be happy Live for today. And above all….Make Every Moment Count.  
  • http://talesofwork.com/ kimanzi constable

    This is such a great message and one I’m living my life by.

  • http://168opportunities.com/ Peder Aadahl

    “Be true to who you are”. Too many people avoiding that.

  • Bridgette

    Frustrated Paralegal: Dear Dan..as brief as I can explain things I will..I have worked in the legal field (so-to-speak) for about 23 years (right after college with a degree in Criminal Justice and a MA in Christian Counseling). A career path of non-profit..women’s legal issues, inmates, homeless, etc. I have won many, many awards for my work etc. I am now working as a Paralegal with a nonprofit law firm with work that is very repetitive. I commute two hours a day to work. I have a 3 year old daughter and husband who is a police officer. I have been trying to carve something creative out of my past experiences with my work to make money while still helping people. I DO Not want to be an attorney although it is a noble profession. I just love being a part of the process. I love interviewing new people. I write very well and I am comfortable in my  own skin..not afraid to try new things…I have started a nonprofit  thrift store and enjoyed the freedom but still had to keep my day job while someone volunteered to work for me. I did not make any money personally from it but it was a great experience. One night a year ago,  I wrote something about starting a thrift store on a blog (don’t remember) but I have received almost 30 emails from people wanting advice on how I got started.??Any ideas on how I can pull my skills together?? I love your information and enjoy reading something new every week. I just refuse to settle where I am at. It seems as though there is a door that I just need the key to.

    Frustrated Paralegal

    • 48DaysDan

      Bridgette – sounds like you’ve got some great things going – just need to generate more income from your great ideas.  A friend of mine started a thrift store chain here in Nashville that has been very successful.  He now sells franchises for his model around the country - 
      http://www.gothriftingnashville.com/