“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it”
There are times when we are reminded of the shortness of life. The phone rings and we are informed that a loved one has passed away unexpectedly. We open the newspaper or social media and there in the eulogies is the name of a close friend or a someone we may know.
Sometimes people will go to the doctor for some tests and they are informed that they only have a few months to live. I imagine that it is difficult living with the knowledge that today may be your last. But the fact of the matter is… that is the case for each and every one of us.
When it looks like this day, this very day, might be your very last day on this earth, above ground, you suddenly realize that you can no longer procrastinate.
We often get so caught up in daily life that we lose sight of what really matters. Sometimes repeating the cycle and doing the same things every day. Too often, we waste time mindlessly watching television, surfing the web, or napping.
If TODAY is all that you have to work with. How would you approach it differently?
Maybe living a meaningful, passionate life has nothing to do with its length and everything to do with its width. Rather, it’s is about living each day as if it matters.
- Tell People What You Really Think
Life is too short for lies, half-truths, and beating around the bush. Tell the truth to loved ones. And especially to yourself.
- Give Your 100%
Make every day counts, and it is up to you to make it so. Don’t give it half of your effort. Always give 100% and do your best. Be proud that you have given it your all.
- Do Something That You Believe In
Make sure you believe in yourself and everything that you do. Is it adding value to others.
- Tell Those That You Care About Them
Don’t miss an opportunity to tell loved ones what they mean to you. Tell them every day how much they matter. Tell others that you care about them
- Do What’s Important
Take a minute to stop and ensure that you are not just busy, but that you are doing what is most important.
- Have a Life
You do have time. Spend it wisely. Go on that date. Spend time with the kids. Get out there and do something!
- Enjoy Today
It doesn’t matter whether it is raining or it just got off to a bad start. Never give up the chance to enjoy today. A bad day today always beats tomorrow, especially if there is no tomorrow.
So enjoy each and every moment of life. Every day is a new challenge and opportunity to discover something new. Remember that all is a gift, but the most precious of all gifts is life and love. Be honestly thankful for every breath you take.
Make Today Matter!
Live every day as if it were your last.
What have you done today to live life to the fullest?