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One day at a Time ! Review


It had me thinking about a few people and how they easily give up in life , work , on people and some even do this on social media.

The uniqueness and singleness which distinguishes each individual and gives a meaning to his existence has a bearing on creative work as much as it does on human love - Victor Frankl

Human love has the power to move lives. I've seen and read testimonials of kind heart's who are an embodiment of this love.


One day at a Time ! Review

This book by Danielle Steel "One day at a time". A romantic novel had me glued in to finish the book in about 4 hours. It had me intrigued on how we rush with things in life.


One day at a time is an absolute winner for me not because it has a happy ending. But because it got me thinking.

Β Because it tells you to be your authentic self no matter how many people think low of you or misjudge you or think your not good enough.

IMO It's about what you want in life, how does it contribute value in your life and how it affects the people around you.

This is a contradiction. I talk about you and I talk about the people around you.

There needs to be a balance of value to you and others. We can't grow alone. We've used the world( Our immediate surrounding ) and the people around it to help us grow.

We can't be selfish and think I want all the benefits in the world for myself. It will affect the people around the world that live in poverty. Current global politics is a live example ! Imagine if the funding to all the African countries is stopped. We are facing the world's largest humanitarian crisisΒ now.Β 

The least I can do is try to make a change in the life of the person next to me and think of ways I can do the same with a larger audience. Us talking here is a good example.


We must do the things we want to do without causing harm or discomfort to the people, place and things around us.Β 
This creates a balance in your environment allows you to thrive wherever you are.
Being considerate of oneself and other's is the key to success in any environment.Author in Source Title

Live One day at a time. We are here for brief moments of our life. A moment gone never comes back.Β 

Don't hurt or hurt yourself.
Don't be the death of you or other's.
Don't judge or judge yourself.Β 
Opnions and criticism are two different thing's.Β 
Love each day as if it were your last.

Β Live each day as if it were your last Remember we have the responsibility for ourselves and of other's.

A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."Β 
Victor Frankl

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #23

#24
Very true I agree dear Mr Manjith Thank you

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #22

#21
Dear Fatima, wisdom is a multi-person ladder we climb together, it's rungs may take us back to the beginning (the source) or a new horizon. The key is that wisdom is a relationship that comes through learning & being, it is not something that anyone can brand & buy. I honour you equally.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #21

#21
Dear Fatima, wisdom is a multi-person ladder we climb together, it's rungs may take us back to the beginning (the source) or a new horizon. The key is that wisdom is a relationship that comes through learning and being, it is not something that anyone can buy and brand. I honour you equally.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #20

20 Thank you CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit for sometimes I doubt what life is it we are living ? What is it that I achieve out of the ordinary ? I am going to hold onto these words for the rest of my life. " If we accept that greater truth and freedom means we open ourselves to that which is beyond what our own feelings can deal with, then we proceed mindfully and purposefully in a direction that recognizes that fear is the boundary between life and this truth." We should not succumb to our feelings but look beyond that boundary of fear. Your words are wisdom for life. Thanks a ton.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #19

#20
Thank you CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit It did make me doubt what life is it we are living. What is it that I achieve out of the ordinary. I am going to hold onto these words for the rest of my life. " If we accept that greater truth and freedom means we open ourselves to that which is beyond what our own feelings can deal with, then we proceed mindfully and purposefully in a direction that recognizes that fear is the boundary between life and this truth." We should succumb to our feelings but look beyond that boundary of fear. Your words are wisdom for life. Thanks a ton.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #18

#19
As this hidden world of horror reveals itself, it will make us doubt that more and more people are taking an integrated view of life for the sheer extent of horror will overwhelms us - but as we realize what has been sitting under the surface, the reality of that truth revealing itself will test our own spirit. That is when we are most likely to surrender our hopes, which ironically is the realization of hope. There are pot holes of transformation which have realized themselves but there are many hidden places in which all forms of abominations and cruelties are dispensed and it is still at a scale which is beyond the ability of any individual to come to terms with. If we accept that greater truth and freedom means we open ourselves to that which is beyond what our own feelings can deal with, then we proceed mindfully and purposefully in a direction that recognizes that fear is the boundary between life and this truth. That is why people are enamored with movie lines such as "you can't handle the truth" from A Few Good Men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnO3igOkOk - that is a line that straddles hypocrisy and what we fear we may get to know. It does not make life more right, more ethical or more humane, but it is a reality of the cesspool which is due to impatience of the powerful. What is human to a leader of a poor country is equally the line that leader draws, if we are impatient in what we elect to power then the same impatience create a false line between the humane and the inhuman. Unfortunately not even the bastion of what should represent a wiser form of "democracy" is ready for that so in all group actions there continues to be constant failure. No so the individual. We are individual and as there are more like us, we will establish a critical mass for the transformation we want to see as our world's future.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #17

Dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit if your not busy I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #16

#17
Thank you Yogesh Sukal for sharing Ernest Beckers quote and your valuable comment.Lets keep inspiring in our own small ways.Have a great day !

Marianne Naughton

Marianne Naughton

4 years ago #15

Was my fav author when I was young

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #14

#14
Very true Jerry. Anything we lose comes around in another form. Thank you for sharing this verse with us.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

4 years ago #13

Thank you Fatima. You reminded me of this verse by Rumi: Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. The wound is the place where the Light enters you. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

4 years ago #12

#11
Thank you Ali Anani...I was just elaborating on that thought;-)

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #11

#5
Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman After reading the Book " One day at a time. I wanted to write about it and tossing through my drafts and noticed that I saved his quote on my notes long time ago and they add volume to message I am trying to convey. John Bytheway quote is straightforward hits the nail on the head. I'm hearing the word cinch for the first time. And it has three different meaning. Drawing the attention of @Sara Jacobovici for Wednesday words collection.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #10

Cyndi wilkins comment on Ali Anani buzz - Butterfly collaboration" throws light on my thoughts here. Cyndi's comment below "Perhaps if more of us took on the task of addressing our own individual fears first, we could serve to shift the winds of change in favor of collaboration within the forces that govern our nations and move from conflict into a unified awareness of the long standing beliefs and cultural practices that no longer serve our growth as a 'global community." Cyndi it couldn't be said any better. You say "The "I" mentality in humans may be the main barrier to adapting to the environment by all individuals."

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

#5
Thank you Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman After reading the Book " One day at a time. I wanted to write and tossing through my drafts and noticed I saved his quote on my notes long time agi and they add volume to message I am trying to convey. John Bytheway quote is straightforward hits on the nail. I'm hearing the word cinch for the first time. And it has three different meaning. Drawing the attention of Sara Jacobovici for Wednesday words collection.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

#4
Great examples Devesh \ud83d\udc1d Bhatt Yes we all co-exist. Well I don't want us just to exist. I want us to live not just exist. Kinda how we are living right now. I guess like David says I should probably not sweat it. I will strive to change this conditioning system Lets start with the children

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#3
Thank you for taking your precious time to add your thoughts. Our collective lives exist for a mere nanosecond- Wow it just shows we don't have much time do we. I think I'll like the dontsweat.com just by looking at the website. The books I shall add them to my collection. "One day at a time, one step at a time, while maintaining a positive outlook, compassion and kindness towards others" This quote summed up the whole buzz Thank you

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

#2
Tausif Mundrawala I wanted to expand the message in the book so I picked this out.Thank you for commenting. Have a great day

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

#1
Thank you Ali Anani We can't grow alone. Your an example of this. I will read your brilliant buzz today.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Nice post, Fatima, and I love the quote via Victor Frankl because it makes so much sense. Your post brings to mind a quote via John Bytheway - "Inch by inch. life's a cinch, yard by yard, life's hard".

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

4 years ago #3

The world and I, the use is always mutual. The use will always be a matter of injustice. Because we may skip the word "grow" and "responsibility" and presume that "can't be selfish" implies that we already are. That is how the human mind has been conditioned by society to conveniently ignore a beautiful message by you and focus selectively. We dont use each other, we co exist. The universe exists because countless things co exist. An examlle, people choose poverty alleviation over child labour or deforestation, but it cannot be sustained because it all has to co-exist. Sometimes the best way to co exist is to quit the perceptions of "use" and "give" and "take" in the social sense altogether. Because giving and taking is simultaneous .. when we give/take unwisely we give misery to both...when we give/take wisely , we give progress to both. We can only value others when we value ourselves and all transactions are to enhance this value. The measures of value simply change, giving is just a mediator, a simple catalyst to realise it.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #2

Thanks for another brilliant buzz, Fatima. The way I try to live is one day at a time, one step at a time, while maintaining a positive outlook, compassion and kindness towards others. Moreover, when one thinks about cosmic time relative to the human life span, it appears that our collective lives exist for a mere nanosecond (one-billionth of a second). To wit: the global average life span is about 71 years according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO). Scientists say the planet Earth is about 4.5 billion years old and the Universe is about 14 billion years old. I find this to be a sobering and humbling comparison. That is, putting the human life span in a cosmic perspective. That's also why I also try to abide by the maxim, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff - And It's All Small Stuff" (per the book of the same name and book series) http://dontsweat.com/ These perspectives help a lot with stress relief during challenging times, at least for me. Thanks again for another brilliant buzz, Fatima!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

"There needs to be a balance of value to you and others. We can't grow alone. We've used the world( Our immediate surrounding ) and the people around it to help us grow". Do you think I agree with you my dear . Yes, I do and I am absorbed by this quote of yours. Accidentally, I published a buzz today on beBee on The Butterfly Effect of Collaboration. The main theme of my buzz provides full support to your buzz. This is a buzz worthy of sharing.

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