I came across a card that says, “Don’t Save Your Time! Use it for what you love.” Doesn’t that say it all?
I love a little book called The Traveler by Daren Simkin. “Charlie had to spend too much time doing things he didn’t want to do so he packed up all his time in a suitcase and set off to find a better way to spend it. Charlie traveled the world looking for the perfect thing to make him happy…unbeknownst to him, his days ticked away, so that when Charlie stopped traveling and realized what he truly wanted out of life, it was almost too late. Almost.”
Please Dance at My Funeral: A Celebration of Life is like the fable and lesson Charlie demonstrates—full of stories and inspiration for considering our journey from a different perspective, and for mind-fully living each day with more purpose and courage.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
— Ursula Le Guin
What speaks to you today that yearns to be your priority? What bit of calling can you honor today? Can you take a moment to witness to someone’s joy? Can you take a moment to inspire someone, or to let yourself be inspired by another?
How much time is frittered away with worry, regrets, resentment and fear? If you could trade in those minutes and hours might you gain another six months or six years? It’s not too late to make the most of every day. It’s not too late to view life from the perspective of gratitude for today, gratitude for your friends, for your health, your family, and your blessings.
Is there something you have put off? Is there someone with whom you need to make amends? Is there something holding you back from being the person you have always wanted to be, or to do something you have always wanted to do? Take a piece of each day to observe it with greater awareness, and contemplate what would make the day more meaning-FULL. Beginning today, you can make a new ending.
A friend told me she had just learned of a co-worker, a healthy 48 year-old runner, who had been found dead of a heart attack. We just never know when our time will run out.
Don’t Save It.
- The Ideas You Plant, The Health You Reap
- I’ll Take Some Compassion, Please