The Life You Save May Be Your Own

Everyday we wake up and face the complexities of life.  Our biggest weapon we have to get us through the day is the power of positive thinking.  We hope for the best and we dream of a better tomorrow.  Deep down inside we know that positive thinking and positive feelings are not enough.  It takes positive action as we all know but where do we invest our limited resources to get the best outcomes?  Each of us have identified keys to successful living to this point in our lives.  Eat right, exercise, treat others the way you want to be treated, look both ways before you cross the street.  The most important key to successful living is to love yourself.  You can do all the things mentioned above but if you don’t love yourself you are bound to make mistakes in your approach to surviving in this world.

You are here to give to society in a way that no one else can.  It is important that you not question the reason for your existence.  It is a question and an answer that only comes at the end of your productive life.  Rather than question your existence and the meaning or impact of your brief  life, you should spend your time planning the next action you will take to love yourself, your family and your neighbor.  Don’t take risks with your life that are unnecessary and will not lead to the answers you seek about your life. Redirect your thoughts to making the day count for you.  Ask yourself, what can I do today to enrich my life and invest in behaviors that lessen my chances for not only loss of life but also quality of life?  Commonly we say, thank you God for waking me up this morning or something to that effect.  Now that you have another day what are you doing to enhance the quality of your day?  Invest in the quality by choosing to live safely and productive.  Invest in you.  The life you save today may be your own.

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About managingemergencies

I am a professional consultant with 30 years of experience in managing emergencies. My background and skills gave me the foundation to start Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants. If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees contact me via email at sysmanemerconsult@aol.com. I held various positions in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department until I retired in 2007. As a emergency planner and trainer in the Prince George's County Office of Homeland Security I planned exercises and training for government agencies and citizens groups. I was appointed Fire Chief of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department in 2009. I started Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants in June of that year. I had the opportunity to become the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations of the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department and served for a year as the Interim Fire Chief. I am a trained mediator, mediator team leader and trainer. I also served as the Fire/EMS Department Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
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4 Responses to The Life You Save May Be Your Own

  1. Sunshine says:

    An excellent thought provoking post. I especially like how you pointed out that positive thinking/feelings need support in order to make the most effective person we were created to become…namely, love yourself and look to invest in your own quality of life.

    Thanks! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the comment. I appreciate you getting to the essence of the post.

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