Don’t be a visitor to this world

As time moves on, and I reflect back on life, there’s an urgency to live life fully; no messing around. Depression has zapped much of my younger years and so it’s time to pack in meaning and spin off significance like never before. One of the quotes I have found incredible powerful to send me on my way is by Mary Oliver. I thought I would share it with you…

..when it’s over, I want to say: all

my life

I was a bride married to amazement

I was a bridegroom, taking the world

into my arms

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder

if I have made of my life something

particular, and real.

I don’t want to find myself sighing

and frightened

or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having

visited this world.

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Jeff Vankooten is a speaker and author focusing on the power of resilience to effectively engage the challenges of change. He helps leaders, businesses, and organizations develop the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly unpredictable business environment.
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