Monday, January 14, 2013

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Congratulations to Amber and Sarah! You both received 10 blog bucks for correctly guessing the last blog post's title!

So - today is my birthday.  Not sure how I feel about that.  I swing between hoping everyone forgets it and not wanting it to go unnoticed.  That's not just this year - that is EVERY year since I was a teenager. 

To "celebrate" the big day, I have written my Manifest Donbro.  Over the past few months I have been working on having more faith in the course of my life, learning who I am, and overall finding contentment and peace.  Over the course of this time I have made some decisions about how I am going to live my life and the type of person I want to become.  I don't have these things down - I'm far from it, but these are things that I want to work on, for the rest of my life.

Manifest Donbro
I will not let others make my decisions for me.  I will make up my mind and stay with my decision.  If I make the wrong decision, I will fix it - but the fear of being wrong won't stop me from making a decision.

I will not allow others to bring me down, I strive to lift up others and will surround myself with people who want to lift or be lifted - not those who want others to come down with them.

I will make the most of each moment.  When faced with a letdown, I will turn it into something positive (when life hands me lemons - I'll learn to juggle cause I don't like lemonade).

I will learn what is needed,  If I do not get the most out of each experience, I only have myself to blame.

I will leave everything better than I found it, including and most especially people.

I will not give something to someone if it does not belong to them.

I will seek my purpose, piece by piece and fulfill it...piece by piece, until I am the person the Lord knows I can become.

I will take time each day to sit in silence. 

I will continue to seek knowledge.

I will forgive myself for each time I fail.  Failure brings weaknesses to the surface, creating the opportunity to remove them.

What would be on your manifesto?

4 comments:

Ashley said...

i think on my manifesto would be a statement about deleting facebook and then never getting on it again - something I've tried about 5 times in 2 months but keep failing!

Jessica Donbrosky said...

But then how would you have left me a birthday comment today?! :) I understand though - I just got to the point where I am barely on it but I can't bring myself to delete it.

G Sauce said...

Your manifesto makes me tired!

Happy Birthday, mani-fest-on.

Amber Lanae- said...

*Megamind!

Jessica. You're amazing. I already gave you a specific number of reasons why-but this is really just the epitome of your awesomeness.

Good job.

And Ashley-you can do it! I did it! ;)

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