Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. I have been thinking about round pegs and round holes and square pegs and square holes. In a world that chastises people who are different, I have found myself ostracized – for many years – because of who I am as an admitted square peg.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.” Howard Thurman
You, too, may feel like a square peg in a world of round holes. Consequently, you may find yourself buying in the notion that who you are — as an individual — is of little value or importance. Let me share something with you that I have learned – through my process. That notion and lie is farthest from the truth. Who you are and what you bring to the table of life is of infinite value and of dire importance.
“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
And if you think that too much time has been wasted because you bought into the wrong notions, I have some good news my friend. We can make the decision to start our day over at any time. We can determine to be the best square peg in a world of round holes. We can learn to use our gifts, talents and abilities in ways that work for us and we can determine to trust the process, a loving God and ourselves.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
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