So Much to See. So Little Time.
My Friend, John
Last week, my friend of 20 years, died. John (on the left) was just 51 years old, about 10 years older than I am, and I hadn’t spoken to him since his birthday in January. He was about to set out on his boat in the Marina, and we made plans to hang on his beloved vessel when the weather warmed up this summer.
But, John won’t be here this summer.
This past weekend, I went scrolling through his Facebook photos. I wanted to see him smiling, again. And I did. And it made me happy. And then, I read the caption on a photo John posted just 8 weeks ago, about month before he would have a stroke, and later, be taken off life support.
It read, in part, ‘…so much to see, so little time…’
And that got me.
Long and Short
None of us know. We live our lives as if our time will never come, or as if it’s so far off that we have all the time in the world to go where we have always wanted to go, say what we’ve always wanted to say, and live the sort of life we’ve always dreamed we would.
Some say life is short, and if that’s the case, is this the way you want to spend your last days?
Some say life is long, and if that’s the case, is this the way you want to spend the next 50 years?
Shift and Shift, Again
Today, and everyday, we all need to make shifts. Everyday, each of us needs to make a new choice, and do something we keep saying we want to do, but haven’t. Each day, we need to make a step in a new direction –– a new physical shift, a mental shift, an emotional shift, a financial shift. Each day, we need to live as if there is no tomorrow, because there isn’t. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow never comes. All we ever have is today.
There is so much to see and so little time.
So, what are you going to do today to create a shift in your life –– just one thing to get you closer to your dream, to the life you’ve always wanted?