RESOLUTELY RENEGADE against ennui and instant gratification. Working to be fit, strong and healthy so I can ditch the forever tired feeling, free myself from chronic pain and have the energy to go out and LIVE life as exuberantly as I possibly can.
A congruent self; meaning that what one thinks, believes, speaks and does is congruent. True to oneself, God and others.
This is the very opposite of insanity!
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul
My wish for my children is they grow up to be independent, self-assured, healthy, joyful, loyal, good sense of humor, sensitive to the needs of those around them, authentic, goodness I can keep going...
Not that I don't agree with integrity because that is very important, but the trait I have that I would wish to pass on to my children is calmness. If you can remain calm in times of stress, you have a better chance of making the right decisions.
I can see your point. For me though, integrity can be gained through environment.
I also wonder how much what we wish for our kids is based upon our own experiences? For example, if I had gone through a terrifying illness or had breast cancer in the family, I would be wishing for good health.
I would have to agree with integrity. I think that envelopes a whole lotta stuff -- be true to yourself and others, treat others as you would like to be treated, respect yourself and others, be strong in your beliefs, find passion in something...
Integrity. As part of your character, knowing that you've done the right thing and being someone that others can trust is important. In any line of work, with any friend or family member you have, having integrity , no matter what the situation, says a lot about a person.
Hey all - Laura asked me to fill in for her on the Question of the Day while she is off enjoying her week of vacation. She hopes to be checking in occassionally but doesn't have guaranteed internet where she is.
Okay, onto a question of the day (which BTW if you have ideas for questions, just email me them!) ---
If you could choose one trait you have to pass on to your children, what would that be?
Kinda like gifts from the fairy godmother at the Christening ...
Although I thought of a lot of different things I would hope for my kids, I think the one I would definitely want passed on is a sense of humor. If you can laugh at yourself and the world, then you can survive anything.
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