Seniors: Life’s Most Important Components

Nov 16th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

When you consider what makes up who you are, what are those components that seem to be the pieces that have fit together to make you you? Coming to an appreciation of what pieces hold you together can say a great deal about who you are, how you are perceived and what you understand to be the qualities in who you are. 

Make a list of the several things that amount to be the most important in your life.  If you start out with tangible items, you may be in for a surprise.  If you are able to identify the intangible as most important, your life will likely have a more well rounded and well balanced composition.

When considering the most important things in my life these come to mind:

My reputation.

My spouse, children, grandchildren and my 90 year old Mother.

Our two pets.

My integrity.

A sense of calm.

These, of course, are surely not all.  They represent a sampling.  When you make your own list, you will come up with as many or more and as varied as your imagination and contemplation can produce.

When you have narrowed down the most important things to  a list, then go further.  Abbreviate the list into three words.  For example, mine would be:  Reliability, trustworthiness, and respect.

Living with and by an understanding of such worthy qualities will enable you to appreciate  just how important it is to  continue to refine your own character.



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