“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending," said Maria Robinson. Does your life have purpose? Not just checking off your daily to-do list, fine-tuning your crazy calendar or even choosing to wander aimlessly. Stop and ask yourself: “Do I know what I am living for? Who I am living for?” Answers will vary, but one thread is common. Most of us allow life to happen, instead of making life happen. There is a difference. Do you want to know what it is?
“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” (unknown). Diversity and tolerance. Words that are often used in an attempt to silence someone with whom we disagree. But the very definition of tolerance is being considerate of one another, especially when we disagree. To be tolerant does not mean I accept all beliefs. It means I respect your right to believe as you will, and you respect mine. Make no mistake, we all stand for something. What do you believe in?
"God proved His faithfulness to Diane in tough times, as she prayed and clung to His promises. Now God's blessings are being poured out on her for her faithfulness to Him. I believe Diane would greatly encourage any women's group."
- Gerry Brown, Sr. Pastor of Calvary Chapel's U-Turn for Christ, Perris, CA
"Diane Maxey is an engaging, enigmatic and energetic speaker who knows how to communicate timely information in a way that inspires the audience with both humor and hope. I highly recommend her for any audience who loves to laugh and learn!"
- Ellie Kay, America's Family Financial Expert®
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
Baseball great Mickey Mantle said, “If I knew I was going tolive this long,
I would have taken better care of myself.” He died of a heart attack at age 63. What is a “healthy lifestyle?” Many could describe it; most do not live it. Why? We think it is too hard. And secretly we believe we must sacrifice life’s pleasures to achieve it. It is hard; but what appears to be sacrifice may end up an even greater reward. We are given one body, one life. What are you doing with yours?
Arthur Fletcher said, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Many of us agree. Then we mindlessly zone out in front of our electronic gadget of choice or take a nap. Recreation has its time and place. But there is a difference between occupying your mind and purposefully feeding it. On second thought, no matter what our intent, we are always feeding our minds. So the real question is, with what?