Searching within yourself and setting goals to better yourself in no easy task. As you begin the Blue Rag journey, you embark on life changing events. First, you find that it okay to examine your faults and search for betterment. You learn that you can trust others and you find a group with a common mission. You also learn to stop and listen to quiet voice around you, with in you.
One of my favorite quotes from the ceremony is: “Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. For the greatest things grow by God’s Law out of the smallest. But to live your life to the fullest, you must discipline it. Make your thoughts, your acts, all work to the same end, and not self, but God.” To learn to become selfless is not easy or quick. This is a life learned skill that your will master and fail many times. The key is to recognize each time you fall back and to take that step forward again.
No one can ask more of you than for you to live not for yourself but for God and for others. Consider this: “There are two ways of living; a man may be casual and simply exit, or constructive and deliberately try to do something with his life. The constructive idea implies constructiveness not only about one’s own life, but about that of society, and the future possibilities of humanity.” (Sir Julian Huxley from “Essays of a Biologist.”)
So ask yourself: Am I living for my own gain or am I living a constructive, life striving for betterment?
There is so much to gain in life and you have to be willing to sacrifice your own wants for the needs of others and the will of God. Learn to be reflective, to take moments to listen to the world around you and find peace. Set your goals high, get back on the horse when life knocks you down and keep moving forward.
Remember-Youth Empowerment Retreat (click and look for tan box) is coming up December 10, 2010! Sign up today and take this time to renew your Rag goals at camp.
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In the Spirit of Camp