In a few days we will celebrate Presidents’ Day in recognition of great Presidents like Abraham Lincoln. As much as I feel compelled to write about Lincoln, I also feel almost “wordless.”
However, I do know two truths that stand out in my mind when I think of great men and women, and especially Abraham Lincoln. I believe that people who do great things have two virtues above all others; the capacity to dream and the aptitude to live a selfless life.
People who live their lives selflessly understand their purpose. They understand that standing up for all that is good and just, loving all living beings equally, and living their life doing good for others is the secret to life. They believe that loving all people above themselves is the answer.
People who live their lives dreaming understand that there is hope in all of life. They understand that through their selfless contributions to make a difference in our world and believing in their hearts that the dream can and will come true, it will. They never stop believing in the dream. No matter what, they believe. No matter what the costs, no matter how it affects them personally, they never think of themselves and religiously believe in the dream.
Abraham Lincoln started off no different then you and me. He was an ordinary person who did extraordinary things because he was selfless. He made a difference in our world because he realized his cause was bigger than himself and dreamed that he could make it better.
Let us all decide today to be more like Abraham Lincoln and make our world a more lovely place for everyone
Eat Pie and Make a Difference – Linda xoxo