You “win” each time you display compassion to yourself
We all seek accolades, acknowledgment, confirmation, acceptance, and appreciation from our peers, friends, colleagues, family members, co-workers, and employers. That’s part of the reason why we enjoy award ceremonies and TV specials like the Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys, the Grammys, etc.
How exciting these programs and events become, especially when they are mixed in with celebrities we admire, or movies, TV shows, plays, and musicals, or songs that we enjoy.
“I’d like to thank…”
Assuredly, many of us may fantasize about what we’d say should we ever be on stage, in the “limelight,” as the “winner” for our best performance, screenplay, production, wardrobe or make-up design, and so forth.
Winning is always a wonderful thing.
Yet, we win every day and night, don’t we?
When we awaken each morning or go to sleep at night and are grateful for another day. Some days are more challenging than others, and some nights are straight-out thrilling with joy and excitement. But either way, every day and every night there is something to appreciate and for which to be thankful.
Say It Now, Say It Loud, Say It Proud
Every day we have the opportunity to give an “acceptance speech,” each morning when we rise or each evening before we fall asleep following another day full of living.
In either format, and as we all wish tonight’s Oscar nominees in every category “Good Love” (because I don’t believe in luck), we can stand on our own proverbial podiums, turn to Heaven, and recite may something like this in a way that we just simply can’t lose:
“I’d like to take this opportunity to say Thank you, God. Thank you for allowing me to perform one more day in this beautiful production we call life. Thank you for all your creative talent in putting this show of my life together; for weaving all the threads of your design into a beautiful, effective tapestry that involves so many other lives in countless ways. Thank you for creating, producing, directing, writing, and designing my life in such a way that I and my performance are victorious every second. I accept your award of life as a reward for doing the best job I can with the blessings I receive on a daily basis. God, you’re just the best!”