The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino is one of my favorite books. Have you read it? It takes the reader through the reading of ten scrolls. The Scroll Marked II reads, ” I will greet this day with love in my heart.” Can you do it? Greet the day with love in your heart? The piece that makes or breaks me is underlined and highlighted. It reads as follows,” I will greet this day with love in my heart. And most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart. Never will I overindulge the requests of my flesh, rather I will cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation. Never will I allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I will uplift it with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Never will I allow my soul to become complacent and satisfied, rather I will feed it with meditation and prayer. Never will I allow my heart to become small and bitter, rather I will share it and it will grow and warm the earth. I will greet this day with love in my heart.”
Can you do it…love yourself? My favorite leadership book states,” The second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself.” My home work? To love myself, to forgive myself. Without this hard work I am unable to greet this day with love in my heart, I am unable to love or forgive others.
How will you be able to spot a person who greets the day with love? There is a sparkle in their eye, a smile on their face, their heart is open, and their laughter sings. They are magnets because others are drawn to them. They have discovered the greatest gifts of all…love, joy, forgiveness, and mercy.
“If I have no other qualities I can succeed with love alone.” Go ahead…love yourself. It is the only way to succeed in life. Greet each day with love in your heart. It is the greatest gift of all.