Posts tagged ‘March’

March 1, 2014

March challenge: Live as if you were dying

What if someone told you that you had only one month left to live? What would you do with the time remaining to you? Would you do things differently to how you’re doing them now?

This month, I challenge you to make a list of the things you would do if you had only one month left to live. Then, pick three things from this list and do them before the month is out.

We never know how much time is given to us in this life. Let’s do our best to make the most of what we’ve got.

March 1, 2013

March challenge: Be like a birch tree

The Ukrainian word for the month of March means “birch tree.”

In Celtic culture, the birch tree represents growth, renewal, stability, initiation and adaptability.  According to Avia Venefica on her web site Whats-Your-Sign.com:

The birch is highly adaptive and able to sustain harsh conditions with casual indifference.  Proof of this adaptability is seen in its easy and eager ability to repopulate areas damaged by forest fires or clearings.  Bright and beautiful, the birch is a pioneer, courageously taking root and starting anew to revive the landscape where no other would before.

Your challenge this month — should you encounter challenge or harsh conditions in your own life — is to be like the birch tree.  Find ways to adapt to your situation, without fear or favour.  Strive to outlast the storms of adversity with your own flexibility, and lay roots in any new soil (or old ashes) you find before you.  Stand tall and beautiful in your new surroundings, whether you asked for them or not, and extend your branches up to the sun.  Like the birch tree, you can thrive here.  You can thrive anywhere.  Thrive, shine and grow.