The Life You Live is the Lesson You Teach
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I heard this quote earlier today and have been pondering it since then: "The Life You Live is the Lesson You Teach." These are nine simple words with such profound meaning on so many levels.
On a moment by moment basis, it reminds me of the importance of patience with others and kind words of encouragement, even when your own life is harried and stressful.
As it relates to SparkPeople, I think of the many newcomers to SP that I have met in the "introduce yourself" forum. Some of the introductions that have impressed me the most have been of young parents who wanted to become more healthy in eating choices and activity level so that they could be a good health role model for their young children. That's a gift that can last a lifetime!
The lessons can go on and on as you ponder the words. I think the quote may just have to go in my signature block on e-mail for a while as a reminder of the influence we have on those we know and love, as well as those who are in our lives that we may not know personally.