These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How to live life


So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. 
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. 
Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. 
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. 
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. 
Show respect to all people and bow to none. 
When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. 
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. 
Abuse no one and no living thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. 
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a like a hero going home.
~Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee tribe   


Peace and joy in your life, and thankfulness for what you have.


  1. Thank you, and have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. I love the chief's words and I also love what you are saying about yourself and your journey.

    Good luck and best wishes,


  3. This was beautiful Lyn, and truly how I try to live my life! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm taking a few minutes out to visit, I'll be back in a few days. Love Di ♥

  4. Friko, I love those words, too. Thanks!!

    Di, I'm glad you like it. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and I'll catch you on the flip-flop!

  5. A good reminder of how to really live.

  6. Merikay, it certainly is. Good words.

  7. Tecumseh was one tough chief too, by all accounts. There's a village near here that is named for him.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your's.

  8. Yes, I've heard he was a demanding leader, too. We certainly have a lot of good words thanks to him, don't we?

    Happy Thanksgiving back atcha, Dave!

  9. Excellent words to Live Life by!

    Too often we take life for granted when we should really be appreciating everything Life has to offer.

    Thanks for the inspiring words and hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


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