Footprint

1: an impression of the foot on a surface
2 (a): the area on a surface covered by something; (b): range of operation
3: a marked effect, impression, or impact
4: something that identifies

 

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Footprint (n.): 1550s from foot + print. Old English had fotspor, fotswaeo.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“Remember sixteen – when all the world was new and a lifetime stretched before you like fresh snow just waiting for your footprints?”

Peggy Toney Horton (author of “Somewhere in Heaven My Mother is Smiling”)

Bio Source:

www.goodreads.com/author/show/4766259.Peggy_Toney_Horton

“Walk in truth. Leave footprints of honesty.”

A.D. Posey (author of “Book of Poems and Quotations” and “My Home Book”)

Bio Source:

www.goodreads.com/author/show/12709987.A_D_Posey

“When you take on something like your footprint on the environment, you have to say, ‘Where am I going to draw the circle around my level of responsibility and then where do I assume that others will take responsibility?’”

Sally Jewell (b. 1956, 51st U.S. Secretary of the Interior serving the administration of President Barack Obama, second woman to hold the position)

Bio Source:

www.doi.gov/whoweare/secretaryjewell

“We all have personal brands and most of us have already left a digital footprint, whether we like it or not. Proper social media use highlights your strengths that may not shine through in an interview or application and gives the world a broader view of who you are. Use it wisely.”

Amy Jo Martin (b. 1969, American author, speaker, entrepreneur, and found and CEO of Digital Royalty)

Bio Source:

amyjomartin.com/

“The world is changing so quickly, and actors now have this huge platform of social media to interact with their audiences, but I choose not to have a social media footprint. I’m old-school like that.”

Natalie Dormer (b. 1982, English actress, best known for her roles as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series “The Tudors” and as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series “Game of Thrones”)

Bio Source:

www.imdb.com/name/nm1754059/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

“It’s important to me to try and expose young people to the things they believe are off-limits to them. I tell them, ‘There are no walls, only the ones we put up.’ My advice to young people looking at my life is not to follow my footprint but to go out there and make their own.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee (b. 1962, considered the greatest female all-around athletes in history achieving three Olympic gold medals and four World Outdoor Championship gold medals)

Bio Source:

www.usatf.org/HallOfFame/TF/showBio.asp?HOFIDs=201

“We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown.”

Arthur Eddington (1882-1944, English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, who did his greatest work in astrophysics, investigating the motion, internal structure, and evolution of stars; was the first to explain the theory of relativity in the English language.)

Bio Source:

www.britannica.com/biography/Arthur-Stanley-Eddington

Meditation

“Remember sixteen – when all the world was new and a lifetime stretched before you like fresh snow just waiting for your footprints?”

— Peggy Toney Horton

 

In some respects, don’t you feel sixteen again, like a spiritual being with a beginner’s mind?  I do, more than ever now.  If I let go and live in the present moment, the inspired actions unfold effortlessly; and I can see what really needs to be done and what I can let go.  It’s when I try to hold onto what I think I know and what I perceive that I can head into some challenges and disappointments.

The status quo in our world is being obliterated at every turn, although we are trying our best to hang on and resist change.

Experiential knowledge is important in avoiding the pitfalls of the past, but can get in the way when it comes to creating new footprints of growth.

Our world is super complex and is evolving at quantum speed.  It’s so amazing to observe.  And as we transition and elevate our consciousness we must approach life, each other, and each day from a place of humility and wonder.

Everyday, let us begin by allowing the possibilities.  Let us sketch out the to-do list with the willingness to be flexible as needed, and be graced with pleasant surprises and miraculous blessings.

Continue to track the new footprints in your journeys, sojourners, and stay wide-awake for the shower of Life’s gifts!

Miraculously and Lovingly Yours, Tonya

 

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