So my niece forwarded this over, and I thought it was really worth sharing...
It's about how our lives are really a bunch of building blocks, and each thing we do contributes to the next step.
So we have to be careful all along the way to do the right thing--so we can achieve the results we want and can be proud of.
It goes like this:
"Watch you thoughts; they become words.
Watch you words; they become actions.
Watch you actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny."
Sometimes, we ask ourselves how we got to where we are today--almost as if we are surprised--but the reality is that most of the time, we are going through our lives inch by inch and step by step in an incremental and causal fashion.
Yes sh*t happens--bad things (and good things), and they test and challenge us and take us to the next playing level.
But for the most part, we didn't just arrive at this moment out of the blue, but rather given what G-d has given us, we mold ourselves brick by brick....until there we are. ;-)
(Thank you to Chana Rivkah Herbsman and Minna Blumenthal)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)