Living and Giving

The Classic Pamela Positive: \”Be Clear About What Is Truly Essential\”

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Marine corps officer Robert J. Wicks shares with us some important lessons on life and nature.

Rather than read, he encourages us to reflect. And our reflection should be to honor, cherish, and think on all the good in your life. That means recognizing the most important people and moments in each day.

From his book, Streams of Contentment, here are three tips on living a natural, successful life.

* Be clear about what is truly essential.

* Appreciate everything and everyone in your life right now.

* Recognize that a little silence and solitude is no small thing.

– Robert J. Wicks

When we appreciate what is important, right now, we honor life and everyone around us.



Robert J. Wicks was a Marine corps officer in Vietnam.  He is the author of more than 40 books including Streams of Contentment, Everyday Simplicity, and Prayerfulness. Many of these books urge the readers to take on an appreciation of nature and were inspired by his family\’s 78 acres of forests and open fields.

Wicks strives to open people who are used to giving to the miracle of receiving. He accomplishes this goal by marrying sound psychology and basic spiritual truths that set the stage for profound personal transformation. A popular presenter at workshops and conventions, Wicks is especially appealing to people in the helping professions—physicians, teachers, psychologists, and ministers—assisting them to integrate the psychological and the spiritual so they can extend their emotional flames to others without burning out in the process. He has worked around the globe—from the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated to the United States from Rwanda to conducting workshops in Cambodia for members of the international community assigned to help the Khmer people rebuild their nation. Additionally, he delivered presentations at Walter Reed Army Hospital to health care professionals involved in caring for Iraqi war veterans with amputations and severe head injuries. (Bio Source: Ave Maria Press)