Today, I wanted to pass along some really incredible wisdom that my dad passed along to me. He passed away in August of 2014. He had a brilliant mind. He was very human (smile) as he was flawed - as we are all these messy broken people - but he was genuinely brilliant and he did not wear a mask. My dad was vulnerable and he taught me to be vulnerable. I am so grateful for this. He loved adventure more than any single person I have ever come into contact with (and I know a lot of adventurous spirits). My dad's zest for life was and remains unmatched. Whenever I think of him, my energy level rises and my heart feels happy. Often, I would meet him for lunch downtown (Chicago) and if I was ever stressed after a long week of work travel or down because of something happening in my life, I would leave the table energized and eager to go do something invigorating. And it wasn't a rarity to find us laughing so hard that we would be buckled over with tears coming down our faces. We laughed so much and lived for the now.
He passed along so much profound advice to me but I am only going to share 5 life suggestions today. Sometimes people we love can give us repeated advice and we just don't take it due to our own ingrained thoughts, established patterns, etc.. For someone to really change, it requires something deeply internal and it requires God. I am fascinated by the process of change in someone (including myself) but I am MOST fascinated when someone just 'changes', just-like-that. I am taking his advice and maybe it will cause some of you to consider your choices in your own life and who knows, maybe you will make a change that will be life giving....even life altering:
What is a piece of advice that someone you love gave to you? Have you ever followed advice that changed the course of your life? Advice that changed a bad habit or pattern....for good? Please share with me on any of my social media links at the top right of the page.
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