Let us live life to the fullest, true and honest. We can begin with ourselves by discovering simple keys to a richer and fuller life. Here are some inspiring suggestions inspired by the writings of Fred Burks.

Many experts believe that the power of choice; divine guidance; acceptance and compassion for others; and love and empowerment are generally the simple keys to a richer, fuller and happy life.

If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and every day you have the opportunity to write a new page. If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And  guess what they have planned for you? Not much.-Jim Rohn

Every one of us has the power of choice. We make countless choices every day that impact our lives. The more important the decision, the more profound its effect.

We can have richer and fuller life by choosing not only what is best for us but also best for those around us. Imagine if everyone chooses to do what is best for all involved in all decisions everyone makes, we would certainly live in a more caring, supportive world.

Choosing what's best does not mean we have to always sacrifice ourselves for others. So as we move through each day of our lives, let us remember to include ourselves as we do our best to choose what's best for all of us.

Guidance is another important key to improve our lives. It can come from many sources. By opening to guidance from the Divine, we open to the support of powerful forces greater than ourselves. The Divine has different meanings for different people, whether it be God, Creator, Jehovah, Allah, or Great Spirit.

When seeking divine guidance with a specific result, be sure to end with only if it is what's best. There are times when what's best is not what's easiest or most enjoyable. When we choose to see all experiences as gifts from the divine and opportunities for growth and understanding, we open to a deeper level of divine guidance.

Acceptance and compassion are the answers. By choosing to accept and have compassion for all of who we are, both our deep shining essence and the layers of dark clouds within, we can invite that beautiful inner essence to shine through the clouds and to shine again in our live.

Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. ~William Jennings Bryan

Let us do our best to love and empower ourselves to be the best we can be every day of our lives. By making this commitment, it becomes easier to love and empower those around us.

Judging someone to be bad as a person, does not empower or inspire anyone to be a better person. When we find ourselves feeling negative judgment, first acknowledge the part of us that wants to judge and then do our best to learn from our judgment and let it go. Open to finding first acceptance, and then compassion and love both for us and for the person we judge. Let's choose to let our last thought always be that of love.

Let us imagine a world where all people truly do their best to love and empower each other. Imagine if a significant number of the people on this planet truly do their best to live by these simple keys.

We can choose to become one of those people right now. We can choose to make our lives and our world a better place. It is fully possible. There are people of all races, religions, and beliefs around the globe already committed to living by these or similar ideals.

Let us choose every day to do what's best for all, to open to divine guidance, to accept and find compassion, and to love and empower ourselves and all around us to be the best that we can be.

 By Tim Pedrosa


Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.-Unknown