They are based on your choices. As the fruit of what
you felt you deserved in life –
savour them.\

If . . . you find that you short-changed yourself;
simply regroup and join others who awoke - and
take a
different road.

My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or
succeed shall be no one’s doing but my own.
I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before
me or I can be lost in the maze.  My choice; my
responsibility, win or lose, only I hold the key to my
destiny. [3]
Select the best one (only one)
your home,
your possessions,
your vehicle,
your activities,
your job, career
or profession,
your companion or partner,
your family,
your friends,
your happiness,
your peace of mind,
your contentment . .  .
. . . all yours: the results of decisions made; and goals you set, for which  
you sacrificed quality time, people, things and energy. . .  so much sacrifice .
. . so many things and people left behind . . .

They truly are the fruit of your labour - the things you cling and hold on to.
They are not due to fate; which is random chance they are yours by
choice.
now reflect on how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have
them [1].

But there are other things to hold onto . . .

Hold on to Faith
it is the source of believing that all things are possible. It is the fiber and
strength of a confident soul.

Hold on to Hope it banishes doubt and enables attitudes to be positive
and cheerful.

Hold on to Trust
it is at the core of fruitful relationships that are secure and content . . .
only insecurity, unhappiness and discontent will allow suspicion, rumour and
doubt to destroy trust . . . and erode relationships, of whatever kind.

Hold on to Love
it is life's greatest gift of all, for it shares, cares, and gives meaning to life.

Hold on to Family and Friends
they are the most important people in your life, and they make the world a
better place. They are your roots and the beginnings that you grew from;
they are the vine that has grown through time to nourish you, help you on
your way, and always remain close by.

Hold on to all that you are
and all that you have learned for these things are what make you unique.
Don't ignore what you feel and what you believe is right and important;
your heart has a way of speaking louder than your mind.

Hold on to your Dreams.
Achieve them diligently and honestly.

Never take the easy way or surrender to deceit. Remember others on your
way, and take time to care for their needs.

Enjoy the beauty around you. Have the courage to see things differently
and clearly.

Make the world a better place one day at a time, and don't let go of the
important things that give meaning to your life. [2]


Hold on to being Authentic;
real and actual, rather than false, without counterfeiting your true character;
neither living in imitation of others, nor adulterating yourself.

Hold on to good faith, and sincerity of intention. Honour yourself.

Respect others;
they too, have their story. The two things no-one can take
from you are; self-respect and self-worth.

These can’t be taken – only given away, and lost  – they can also be
regained . . .

This is your
awakening.
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Acknowledgements:
[1] ~Marcus Aurelius
[2] ~Kelly D. Caron
[3] ~ Elaine Maxwell
-Hold On Tightly To What Is Truly Important In Life
Fate is Chance.
Destiny is Choice.
MorningStar Inspirations from
Dawn Cove Abbey
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From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman M.A, © 2007-2020

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