I am always heartened when I find inspiration that motivates me to live my best life.
Thankfully, that inspiration can be found all around us – sometimes we have to look for it, sometimes it shows up unexpectedly.
The latter happened to me a few days ago, when I read a quote from the longest-living president in American history:
“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something… My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”
No matter your politics, I think we can agree that former President Jimmy Carter has been an example of an honest man with integrity. During his post-presidency, he has remained active in public life and has consistently demonstrated his convictions, based on honesty and spirituality.
Even in his twilight years, the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, continues to provide lessons about peace, justice, fairness, honesty and integrity, while promoting and expanding human rights.
We can all learn something from his words of wisdom (cultivated by 95 years of living and 73 years of married life).
I, for one, will strive to make my life count for something by doing whatever I can to make a positive difference.
How about you?