You think you know a big waste right? how about gift cards, A billion dollars (yes the B word with illion on the end) every year go unused. That information is available if you open this LINK .
That is a waste, but is it the biggest waste of all?
The other day I was reading another blog and he mentioned a Peanuts cartoon, so I looked for it.
Charlie Brown is thinking about death, and is inert.
Snoopy however is thinking about all the ways to enjoy life.
One of my favorites posts in the favorites category on my blog has to do with the 5 regrets in life. You can see it here.
I think I need to spend more of my life being active, not wishing I was on a trip, planning that trip; not remembering some good stories of my life – creating some new ones.
A few years at this time of year I was standing in a snowstorm starting a 3 month long running clinic. Every Saturday for three months I ran, jogged and met with others planning to do the Sun Run in Vancouver, BC. Twice a week I ran solo and had to make sure I did or I would lag behind on the group run. Looking back I’m pretty happy about the whole experience and that I had the discipline to run in a snow storm and do all those solo runs.
If I want to look back and be glad about more challenges, and feel good about doing my best – then it is up to me.
I suppose the biggest waste of all would be to not enjoy the one life we are each given. To not hug the ones we love, our parents, our spouses, our sons and daughters, our best friends EVERY time we see them, and to hug them long distance regularly so they know know know you love them. The biggest waste of all is to wait too long to live.
I need a mantra every morning along the lines of
Today I will not waste, Today I am alive, so I am going to live, and plan to live again tomorrow.
the gold is in the adventure & not conclusion.Meaning………..ya can’t take it with ya folks,so enjoy your life before you don’t have one!
I love Snoopy’s reply to Charlie Brown. On the days we’re not dying we are as alive as we will let ourselves be.
I think that people often have a problem with the fact that life is random, we know an awful lot about an awful lot but we still don’t know why we’re here.
And the the fact that we are here is proof of magic.
Quantum Physics provides a partial explanation of how the magic works but it still doesn’t explain the magic…
Thank you for a thought provoking post.
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I appreciate so much that you took time to tell me what you liked about the post. I liked that one also, and it was meant to provoke thought.
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It did…I look forward to more visits to your blog…
This came right on time for me. I honestly need to start living in the now and stop with the regrets already.
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Make sure it happens, within 24 hours take an action more than a verbal stand. I say this to assist you.
Well said… I spend too much time worrying about things.
Thanks for commenting, I’m like you.
Loved Snoopy’s reply .
This post of yours made me think of mine a while back on the 8th sin 😉