Here is my second personal commandment:
there is nothing to prove. all that’s left to do is enjoy.
This one I’m taking from Rob Bell, who I was introduced to yesterday on Oprah’s Super Soul Sundays. Like for Bell, this is the lesson that has taken me the longest to learn and I have to keep relearning it daily.
As your classic honour roll, teachers’ pet, valedictorian overachiever – even my blood type is A+ – I’ve struggled with the need to prove myself for a long time. I always wanted to be going places.
But I’ve learned that I’d much rather slow down so that I don’t miss a moment, linger so that I enjoy my days, and live a life full of wonder.
“I didn’t ask for success. I asked for wonder.”
Off to lie on the couch, nurse this cold and read Bell’s new book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God…