Saturday, October 20, 2007


On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
And to obey the Law
To help other people at all times.
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally straight.
(Scout Oath)
Be Prepared (Scout Motto)
Do a Good turn daily. (Scout slogan)

What do you promise?
Have you made commitments to yourself and others?
What is your Motto, the reminder you live daily?
How do you reassure the quality of your life?

Notice this is all about what we do to take care of ourselves so that we can help others.
There is nothing here about what we earn or how we look or the credit we get.
This is about living our lives in integrity with our perceived values.
This is the foundation for our everyday life from childhood to our senior years.

Another set of promises are our wedding vows.
Do you remember what you agreed to during those vows?
Did they actually mean something at the time?
Have you adhered to do your part?

And how about the golden rule?
Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.
Treat others with the same sensitivity and respect that you would like in return.
Can you be accountable for the 10 commandments, the golden rule, your wedding vows?

I have learned through observation, lifetimes of experience in working with individuals, families and communities that where people are living their values, guided by an internal set of principles, life has order, meaning and healthy relationships exist. Where folks are just doing and saying what they feel in the moment, there is chaos, separation and unhealthy patterns continue.

Life requires commitment to what is meaningful, helpful and strengthening for everyone.
Life reflects back to us our mistakes and our successes with negative and positive results.
Life is a laboratory for exploration of our healing and holy part and what works best for all.
Life is a game to e played to a holy and honorable completion where everyone is at peace in love.

For those of us who have made and lived our vows for decades, we recognize the value of being true to something that matters, that gives life purpose and that makes each day worth living, loving and giving.

Loving you as the Eternal Girl Scout I am,
Betty Lue