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You are a unique combination of DNA that has never happened before and will never happen again. Throw in that every person’s environment is also unique and never to be repeated again in all time and you are left with the reality that you are definitely a One-Time Phenomenon!

So…what will you make of this one and only life of yours? Will you become the best you that you can be? Be a light unto others? An inspiration? Role model resilience, kindness, contribution, patience, focused, disciplined effort? How big a hole will you leave when you leave? How many lives will be better because you lived?

When I contemplate the specialness that each of us are, I feel a duty, an obligation not to fritter away the gift. Oh, I do not aspire to perfection: even the greatest are human, even the best have feet of clay and even saints must sleep and priests need to play. No, I simply wish in some small manner to go to bed a better man than I awoke and have done a kindness or two in between.

Closing Quotes:

“Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.” – David O. McKay, 1873-1970

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925

“It’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.” – Tony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within, Unlimited Power

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier