when you are hungry - eat
when you are thirsty - drink
when you are full - stop
when you are tired - rest
when you are bored - do
when you are confused - figure
when you are hurt - heal
when you are sick - recover
when you are troubled - pray
when you are torn - mend
when you are pushed - pull
when you are pulled - push
when you are forced - resist
when you are giving up - dig
when you are hopeful - celebrate
when you are hopeless - recalculate
when you are sorrowful - grieve
when you are successful - give
when you are helped - thank
when you are angry - listen
when you are happy - laugh
when you are sad - cry
when you are scared - hug
when you are pressured - evaluate
when you are tricked - forgive
when you are tricked again - leave
when you have been burned - learn
when you are invited - accept
when you are demanded - reject
when you are controlled - fight
when you decide - act
when you promise - try
when you give your word - deliver
when you play - abandon
when you work - live
when you find friendship - test
when you find trust - risk
when you find yourself - explore
when you find home - sleep
when you find injustice - protest
when you are alone - be
when you are lonely - seek
when you feel ugly - pamper
when you face tomorrow - grit
when you pray - reveal
when you love - believe
when you wake - wonder
when you die - rejoice
beautiful, powerful words to live by.
This is one I would like to frame to share with others.
thanks for sharing.
I love, love, love this!! So much so that I shared it on my blog with many kudos to you!! You again continue to amaze me with your compassion and your ability to use your words here! I too would like to have this printed and framed for my house! Thanks Dave!!
I was so looking forward to this post -- and, as usual, you didn't disappoint. Love it - Thank you!
What great wisdom. Thanks!
Beautiful. I only have one thing to add, one that has gotten me through many times~
When you are stressed - breathe
Yes, this is wonderful advice!!! Thank you!
wow. old tired fat guys know something.
Wow. That's all I can say. Wow.
You are so good at reminding us to live life and to take care of ourselves in the process.
At last, instructions for living. I've been waiting for this for 52 years! Seriously, your list is very thought provoking and I will have to go back over it and ponder how I might put these ideas into action in my life. Some of them I have not thought about for a while. Thanks for the food for thought.
I think one of the things I find so interesting about you personally is how your point of view comes together, and it creates a sort of consistancy, but one which is very alien to me. But then people are different, and that is a good thing. I think that you made this is a good thing, and tried to pass it on. Mine was smaller, I used to send $10 or $20 or what I could borrow or make by not eating and send it to artists and writers and people who were facing having to move back with their parents and said, "Do something to remind yourself you are a free being, and thus, you deserve to have choice. In this society, that sadly means, money, so here is a choice, go for a meal, see a film do something that is not a necessity."
Probably less profound. But when I play these lists in my head, the word at the end is VERY different (it is like a therapy word association huh - neat).
So for example: 'When you are giving up: dig' is 'When you are giving up: risk everything' - because for me, utter failure, splatacular failure is something that can be survived. Trying, but not knowing if I tried enough, that I can't survive. Just different points of view. so interesting.
It's so simple but so true & wise. I'm making a copy of it and will pass it around.Thanks for all that you share & the amazing community that meets on this blog!
Dave, I thank God for your words. He knows why.
Bless you and thank you.
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