Adventure, God, Life, Writing

A Manifesto of Grace and Mercy

Knowing that the world and all people desire and crave grace
Knowing sometimes there is no justice in this world only mercy
  • I will strive to be kind to myself and family
  • I will strive to see the hurt and offer comfort
  • I will strive to forgive those who have hurt me
  • I will strive to seek forgiveness from others and God
  • I will strive to always trust in the grace and mercy of God

Unafraid

Adventure, Writing

My Manifesto of Insignificance

Knowing that my physical death is certain, but the time of death is uncertain;

Knowing that my life and work does matter, but also will not last;

  • I will seek to glorify and worship God in each act
  • I will slow down and live in the moments of today
  • I will love unceasingly; my family, friends and others
  • I will strive to create beauty within and without
  • I will acknowledge the wonder, live deliberately and laugh often
  • I will believe in the ripple effect that if I touch one life, I just may have touched the world
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I challenge you to now write you own manifesto of insignificance, because it’s true none of us are going to get out of here alive.  So, what are you going to do in the meantime? ~M

(I owe a debt to Michael Bungay Stanier for the idea of writing my own manifesto.  Be sure to visit his website Box of Crayons and my previously published A Manifesto of Fatherhood.)