Friday, January 4, 2013

Advice for 2013.



In my youth my grandfather and father would sit me down from time to time to share a pertinent piece of advice that suited whatever situation was at hand or to bestow upon me a bit of wisdom that they had either learned in their life or had been bestowed upon them by the men in their family. If I were to give just one piece of advice to everyone in the new year it would be a motto I live my life by, and that is "Be Mindful."

Be mindful of what you do, what you say, how you act and how you treat people. Be mindful of others. Be mindful that what you do affects others. Be mindful to not let others adversely influence or affect you. Be mindful that at the end of the day you are responsible for the things you do.  Most importantly, be mindful of your passions, ideals and happiness.
 
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4 comments:

Irene Turner said...

Being mindful is a full time occupation and one VERY worthy of the time spent. As a meditator I am consciously working on that all the time. I would like to say I'm better at it then I am, but I am getting better at it then I was! Great advice Brion, thanks for the New Year reminder.
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Brion R. Judge said...

Being mindful is definitely something we can all do well to improve. I can honestly say that I am not as good at it as I should like to be either.

And a very Happy New Year to you and yours as well Irene.

Garden, Home and Party said...

Being mindful is an ideal summary of a longer list of resolutions...I will adopt this sage advice of your father and grandfather.
I wish you a happy 2013.
Karen

5th and State said...

such wise and thoughtful men in your family brion.

in a gentler era this was widely practiced, sadly today it is an anomaly for the most part. but ever holding hope, it lovely to remind ourselves to exude grace and mindfulness of others.
cheers!
debra

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