“Footprints of Life... we walk daily and everywhere we go and everyone we meet we leave behind footprints of our existence. Be the kind, gentle and loving person that you are and your footprints will always be cherished and remembered,” writes Charles E Hudson.
Our existence with a purpose is what makes beautiful footprints. Every day, we are floating somewhere, alone or with someone. We walk alone or with someone or with people around us who help us walk better each day or some who rub us the wrong way that may make you crumble and fall. Even when we are alone, we are never really alone. Someone, somewhere is always with you, thinking of you, dreaming of you or talking to you. They are in your mind and hearts always because they made their beautiful footprints in your life to be cherished and remembered.
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Stop for a while and take a moment to look at the footprints left behind by those who come into your life or who crossed your path. Take a moment to look back at the footprints of your existence, in the path you chose, in each step of your life’s journey. Some footprints, now, untraceable. Some indelible, they will be cherished even long after you are gone.
Surely, the steps you take today will determine the footprints you make, beautiful or rusted and erased. The colours of your life – the kind and loving things you do for people around you or the unmindful, dark and wicked things you do – will paint the footprints you make wherever you go.
The journey here may be long or short, as bestowed on each. The trail of footprints, small or big, you leave behind may be happy or sad. But, surely, the gracious and beautiful footprints you make will be cherished and remembered. The callous and flimsy footprints in the sand may be soon washed away by the sea waves or blown away by the wind.
However, each new day gives us an opportunity to make new footprints and to improve our footsteps – to correct our vision, to make the right from wrong, to colour up our world better and leave behind golden footprints.
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“Each day that comes is not a privilege to think about wrong people and things in a negative way and disturb not just your mind, but your heart as well! Each day is, however, a great privilege to be thankful to God and mind the business of your life; how to summon all challenges, limit your mistakes and improve your wit and wisdom, and how to move your footsteps to live noble and indelible footprints!” â€• Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The path you choose to walk may not be all rosy. The steps you take may not be easy. But Wisdom is powerful. It is all you need to leave behind indelible and beautiful footprints in every climb you make, wherever you be.