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Navigating Life…

On one of my morning walks, I caught my breath as I witness a vehicle ignoring the stop sign and dashes across to the other side. Accidents have been reported on this very same spot, yet drivers continuously disobey to stop. I could not help but liken this to how some of us end up navigating through life.  We ignore the stop signs and continue to take risks, endangering others and even ourselves. Often because we ignore those important signs, we create stumbling blocks along the way and hinder ourselves from positive progress and end up having trouble navigating through life.

Navigating through life with psychological interventions will help ease life’s transitions. Everything from positive events to more dire situations. Adhere to those signs, stop disregarding those signs and approach your life with purpose in order to move and proceed forward. Life needs purpose, so start by enjoying the present moment instead of wishing it away for an imagined future. Continue to maintain personal values and boundaries and avoid treating others as unworthy of consideration or respect. Just a little bit of respect goes a long way, now imagine a life filled with that in every way.

As South Africans we embrace the chance to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life for the whole of July. I therefore will end with one of his many profound quotes: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead”

By HensBlooms

I believe in God, love and life! Married to my friend, mentor and rock. We have been blessed with two beautiful girls. My personal journey provides opportunities for me to empower individuals to lead better lives. I have had a real desire to work with people for a long time and have always been fascinated with human behaviour and understanding how the mind works.
I love the following quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. “Remember that children, marriages and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get”

17 replies on “Navigating Life…”

Respect for others were one of the very first things our parents taught my brother and I when we were still very young … something that goes a very long way! Like you said, if we can portray only a tiny bit of this every day, life can be so much better for everyone. Thanks for the lovely share Henrietta 💕.

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Thank you for sharing wonderful thoughts!!.. don’t have many stop signs here, but have a few that say “proceed with caution”…. and I usually try to follow Audrey Hepburn’s advice; “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness, and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” (Audrey Hepburn).. 🙂

Until we meet again..
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
(Irish Saying)

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“Often because we ignore those important signs, we create stumbling blocks along the way and hinder ourselves from positive progress and end up having trouble navigating through life.”
What a brilliant and wise statement that is! I do tend to be reckless at times and I think this was a lovely reminder to be careful and think of others and ourselves. And that was a much needed quote by Nelson Mandela – truly a great man.

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this is beautiful. I’ve learned to not walk my dog during rush hour because even in our residential neighborhood, people don’t stop for signs & pedestrians. while I find it fruitless to wonder what they’re thinking, I do wonder if they’re thinking at all…

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