Creed

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Saturday evening, sunset from our hotel room, Florida.  I shared another shot of this sunset on Instagram.

Whit and I were studying vocab words recently and we came upon the word “creed.”  He asked me what my creed was.

Without thinking too much, I immediately answered, “My creed is to pay attention.”

He looked at me and nodded, turning back to his list of words.  “Sounds right,” he said, under his breath.

But I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the word creed.  What’s my creed?

My creed is:

Pay attention to your life.

Tell people you love them that you do, and why.  Often.

Every human being has the same inherent value, and should be treated as such.

Say thank you.  Mean it.

Look at the sky.  Breathe the air. Get outside every day, even if only briefly.

Get enough sleep.

Everybody has their own demons.  You can’t know what’s going on with others.  Cut people slack.

Pay attention to your life.

What’s your creed?

 


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7 Comments

  1. Amy
    Posted November 28, 2016 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    Copying this post in my gratitude journal. Such a good meditation.

  2. Posted November 28, 2016 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    THAT is a good one. I may steal it as gosh it is easy to forget.

  3. Posted November 28, 2016 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    What a great question to ponder on a Monday morning. I share many of these on your list. Another one for me, which comes up with regular frequency around here, is this: Come to your own conclusions. Meaning, gather all the evidence you can and form your own opinions, don’t merely rely on those of others’, even if they are popular.

  4. Posted November 28, 2016 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    I love this!!

  5. Posted November 28, 2016 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Love how this post blossomed out of a conversation with Whit. So much to think about.

    Thanks.

  6. Posted November 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Love this.

  7. Posted November 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Be kind always.

    And I have always loved these words by Howard Thurman which I have tried to live by since I first heard them in church 30 years ago: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

    Wonderful post and thoughts Lindsey. Thank-you!

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