Last week I was at the Thriveal Deeper Weekend Conference in Greenville, SC. Not only was it a great opportunity to get together in person again with many of the CPA’s I stay in touch with around the country, it was also an occasion to reflect about our firm’s direction, as well as learn about how to better serve you, our customers. We have a number of new things in store for 2014 that we’re excited to be able to share with you, so be sure to stay tuned!
For the moment, though, I’d like to share with you a poem a friend of mine posted after coming back from Deeper Weekend — her name is Magen Smith, and you can sense the inspiration she and all of us shared from being together in person. The poem is entitled, “A Creed to Live By”, and is by Nancy Sims:
Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.
Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.
Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future.
By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
Don’t give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect.
It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don’t be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don’t dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope;
to be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been,
but also where you’re going. Life is not a race,
but a journey to be savored each step of the way.