Posted by: nastylittletruths | December 24, 2011

The Challenge

I got this four-liner somewhere and jotted it down, but can’t remember… I do, however, want to make sure I acknowledge that it is not originally mine and belongs to someone else. The context in which I use it is all mine:

For the New Year 2012, get a map of the world and stick it up in any wall of your house or office that you see regularly. Not a map of Trinidad, not one of the Caribbean, but one of the world at least 600mm high by 800mm wide – standard Mercator projection. And stick a coloured pin right where Trinidad is…

The first thing you notice is the size of that pin against the rest of the world and you realise how small and insignificant we all are in the scheme of things. (An old trick I picked up from a friend of mine who used it to teach his children to be proud that they are Trinis, but don’t let that stop you from going out into that big wide world that’s out there.

And while you contemplate on that image, please take these words to heart while you have an enjoyable Christmas holiday and look forward to all good things in the New Year 2012.

Let others lead small lives, but not you…

Let others argue over small things, but not you…

Let others cry over small hurts, but not you…

Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you…

 

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