Do You Wish Your Life Away?

How many people have asked what your New Year’s resolutions are, or what your plans are for New Year’s eve, for that matter?

Ask anyone around you what today is, and most will tell you that it is New Year’s eve.

But, what about it being the last day of 2013?  No one seems to recognize this.  They are already onto 2014.  No one says, “it’s the last day…the last time that I will be able to accomplish the tasks on my to-do list before the year ends. No one says, it’s the last day, I need to accomplish my set goals. They are already planning and hoping for great things in the coming year.  But this year is not done!

I too hope for a good year coming for all of us, and to you, my friends and readers!  But, I also hope for you to enjoy each day and live it without already thinking of it as a write-off or bridge to the next event.

My Holiday Gift to You

On behalf of everyone here at The Write Treatment, we wish you a wonderful holiday season! We appreciate every minute you spend reading, commenting on posts or guest blogging with us here. We hope it brings you value personally and professionally. If there is a topic that you would like us to touch upon, please let us know.

Let’s be grateful for everything we have.  I know that it has been an honor to help others and it is amazing how helping even one person makes an impact that we will never know about.  So I invite others to help those that need a hand, not just in this season but throughout the year.

Unwrap your present now!  For the  holiday, we are giving an ebook for you on making Podcasts or Editorials vs. Advertorials to promote your services, as our way of saying thanks.  Contact Barbara@TheWriteTreatment.com to get your free copy.

Enjoy this time with family and friends.  It’s over all too soon!

Have some happy and healthy holidays,

Barbara Hales, M.D.

The Medical Strategist

Tribute to Nelson Mandela-The importance of Words

It is a sad day for all of humanity, not just South Africa, when a truly great man leaves this mortal coil. Yet, he has left a lasting legacy in his actions and words to inspire all those whose hearts he touched and for all the wrongs that he addressed.

For this reason, I would like to leave you with some of his more well-known quotes and words of wisdom.

On leadership:

“A leader..is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”

On attitude:

“I am fundamentally an optimist.  Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say.  Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.  There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair.  That way lays defeat and death.”

“Appearances matter–and remember to smile.”

On righteousness:

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.  Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural.  It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.  Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great.  YOU can be that great generation.  Let your greatness blossom.”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.  People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to lover, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

On responsibility:

“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails.  A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”

“I have walked that long road to freedom.  I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way.  But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.  I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.  But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.”

On philosophy:

“Where you stand depends on where you sit.”

“Courage is not the absence of fear- it is inspiring others to move beyond it.”

And so you do inspire others Mr. Mandela.  For your words as you represented peace, love and equality, will have an incredible impact far and wide for generations to come. When you are remembered, you have never truly died.

As we pay tribute to this great man, Share other inspirational quotes or how your life has been touched by Nelson Mandela in the comment box below.