Each morning when I wake, I send up a thank you, and a request: Use me. Let the universe use me to do something meaningful or useful to someone each day.
Find what that thing is that makes you feel alive, that represents your best self, your argument.
Be grateful for what you have.
And when you are feeling low, don’t forget that you can always dance.
I have been inspired by Dr. Albert Schweitzer, whose life as a philanthropist, physician, and seeker reflected so much authenticity and effort towards the betterment of others and himself. He said, “Make your life your argument.” If your actions reflect your beliefs, your highest values, your greatest hopes, then you can live in the flow of knowing that you are representing what is right and true for you.
—Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark, M.D.
Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark, M.D. is a board-certified integrative family physician who uses food as medicine in her practice.
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