Winston Churchill, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the WWII, was considered not only as a fine politician, but also as “the greatest human being ever to occupy 10 Downing Street” (Roy Jenkins). His capacity to take hard decisions, to make great speeches, to communicate with simple citizens of his kingdom, or to write great books (Nobel Prize in 1953, Litterature) contributed to his image of a very polyvalent man. It is hard to find a stateman as often quoted as himself. It’s why it is interesting to know his opinion about the principles guiding his everyday life. He affirmed:

We agree with Sir Churchill. It is essential to focus our strenghts to the fulfillment of high ideals. Only the weak characters will be satisfied with the mediocrity. Only those who have a poor self esteem will consume something destroying their body. We are worthy to invest in our well being.

It doesn’t mean that we will accept a high level of expenses. There is no doubt that we are all limited, financially, socially, and especially with our time. It is almost impossible to always wear the best clothes, to eat the best food, to assist to the best concerts, to take vacations on the best places in the world and so on. In all honesty, it was not Churchill’s main idea. For him, the most important question is the state of mind. He rejects weak goals. His point of view implies that man simplifies his future when he looks to what is the best.

Even the persons without plenty of money can have the same concept in their life. For exemple, it is not necessary to have the best cell phone in order to have the best communications with our beloved. Also, a simple walk could have more impact on a relationship with someone then a very expensive car for the long trips.

Let’s mention the necessity of the education of our aspirations. It is not always wise to listen the desire of our senses. Very often what is attractive is not valuable. As Robert Redford said, “Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better”. It is evident that it takes time, patience, hard willing and a true enthousiasm to see the best becoming our real ideal of life.

However, the most important  fact is the reality of God’s love for us. He has always the best plans for our future. The prophet Jeremiah reminds us: “I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

God’s goodness leads our life in the direction of peace and serenity because we understand in our hearts that our future is filled with the precious gifts from the heavenly tresors.

I invite you to follow the suggestion of Sir Winston Churchill. Be satisfied with the very best. Accept God’s projects for your future. May it be the blessed perspective of our existence. We are not created for pour moins de cela.