Wisdom Lesson #8: Be Fearless Like Nana … Resolve. Commit. Just Do It!

[Excerpt from my 2/15/2012 post at ByTheSpirit.net]

Celeste J Borden cheering for Eagles Sept 2009

My Nana cheering for the Eagles in her favorite Vick jersey Sept 2009

Today many of us will fuss over what outfit to wear, complain about the long line at the coffee shop or whether we have enough battery life left in our mobile devices to check Facebook or Twitter all day at work.

We will engage in elaborate conversations about what drugs Whitney may have taken before dying an unceremonious and untimely death and whether somehow it was Bobby Brown’s fault. We’ll conjure up CSI-like theories about whether “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Taylor’s husband killed himself or was murdered in some nefarious business deal gone bad. And, of course, we’ll pour over the polling data about whether “a woman’s place is in the home” Santorum’s recent surge will hold over Mitt “house and ideology flipping” Romney through March.

Yes, at some point today many of us will undoubtedly engage in moments of meaningless thoughts, waste spoken or written words on mindless topics or fail to do something really important because we are distracted by frivolous things, things over which we have no control and things that have no real impact on our lives – other than, of course, keeping us from participating fully in them.

Meanwhile my 94-year old, mostly bed-ridden Nana will be wondering if she will be able to summon enough strength, confidence and energy to make it out of the bed she’s been in for almost a month on the second floor of her two-story home to the doctor’s office and back in one piece.

She has a singular focus this morning on surviving and thriving; no small feat at this age and stage of life. Despite all of her concerns and anxiety (and ours!) of all the things that could go wrong, she’s committed fully to trusting in God, family and her care providers. She continues to live her life, to desire and strive to attain the best quality of life possible. She maintains this mindset even when it requires that she literally step outside of her zone of comfort. With each challenge, she makes up her mind as she’s done for 94 years. Just do it.

Read the full article: SHINE: Commit by the Spirit — Resolve. Commit. Just Do It!.

 

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