I mentioned before my desire to write a mission statement. After pondering my values and my goals over the last few months, I have finally come up with what I believe to be the essence of what I hope to attain. I was very influenced by my uncle Randy last week. His warmth and goodness was so attractive that I just wanted to be more like him.
My Mission Statement
My mission statement is not that complicated. I’m just trying to be like Jesus. I’m not going to worry any more about what deeds I might accomplish or what people I might influence. I believe that I can do the most good by just being good. Inspired by Ben Franklin, I have listed the “virtues” I hope to attain.
Give us this day our daily bread
For with God nothing shall be impossible
Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly, then shall thy confidence wax strong
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things
Let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them
Perfect love casteth out all fear
Nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done
It is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedience that he should be diligent that thereby he might win the prize
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares
Frugality and Generosity
Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost
He hath made everything beautiful in his time
Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven