By DAVID TEPERA | Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
We all go through different phases and chapters throughout our journey of life. What chapter are you experiencing today compared to yesteryears?
I’m in my mid-50s, and today’s chapter is completely different from my 40s and beyond.
One common denominator is that I’ve always maintained a decent diet and exercised frequently. As I progressed through my 30s and to date, my knowledge and experience in these categories excelled. That’s because I understand keeping a healthy body is important for a better quality of life.
Hopefully, as you get older, you are recognizing this as well.
But really, most important is our character development. Over the past 10 years, I started a personal campaign to become a loving, caring and compassionate person to all mankind. This has drastically changed my life.
I learned to forgive those who wrong me by understanding their reasons and through time, was able to erase it from my daily consciousness. This mental action relieved me from tremendous unnecessary stress. Plus, it opened the door for peace and relaxation.
We get caught up stressing over negative situations that should be in our pasts.
Once, my daughter Daylyn had another student say some very hurtful words to her. I found Daylyn crying in her room and asked about the situation.
After a brief loving father-daughter talk, I asked when this had happened. To my surprise, it occurred more than a month ago.
I told Daylyn, “Don’t you realize, only in your mind this person is still being mean to you because you’re letting it? I guarantee the other student has moved on with their life and doesn’t give you one thought. Forgive their immature idiotic behavior and be the amazing happy little girl everyone loves.”
Can’t we all relate to Daylyn’s situation?
Just know, if someone is being ugly to you, it’s because there is something about you that makes them jealous and envious. If they are comfortable with themselves, they wouldn’t care.
Come on, let’s all write the same new chapter in life for character development to become compassionate toward others. We are in this journey together, and hopefully one day, we will cross paths.