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Daily Lift #1153

The Story of Your Life

We each have a story of our life. How we choose to label the story will have a major impact on whether we will experience much happiness or much sadness.

Two people might have very similar life experiences, but one person will keep his main focus on the things that he was happy about, while the other focuses on the opposite. One person focuses mainly on his achievements and successes, and how he can keep developing himself and achieving even more in the future. The other person focuses mainly on his failures and limitations. One person’s life is full of gratitude and appreciation, while the other person’s life is full of resentment and regrets.

How you label the main theme of your life is the key to whether you live a life of spiritual growth and fulfillment, or a life of materialism and disappointment.

((Life is Now: Creating moments of joy, courage, kindness, and serenity, p. 36))

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