Lazy, sleepy day. Not enough energy to go to the pool. Laying on the couch for hours promotes pain, but rest is good too.
It’s days like today that I’m really reminded about how dramatically life has changed. I know a lot of our friends are out enjoying the beautiful day, living life and having fun. One of my best friends is on a two week dream vacation down in South Africa right now. I’ve been keeping up on her blog, trying to adventure vicariously through it. She only has two weeks to see and experience everything she can. She is squeezing in so many amazing outings, skipping sleep and fully taking in the wonder of her exotic experience.
It occurred to me, that that’s how we should all be approaching life in general. Perhaps not the skipping sleep part, but the intense effort to see and experience all this life has to offer us. It’s so easy to view our short lives on this long timeline because we don’t know when the end is. But what if we lived each year as if the end, was THE END? What if we stopped putting off our dreams and desires for later, and went after them today? Just incase. Just incase, well, this year really IS our last?
Sometimes, on days like today, I have a hard time with this. Because I feel we have spent far too much time in the last five years just talking about the adventures we want and not enough effort pursuing them. Too much time thinking about the ways we want to contribute to and change the world, and the accomplishments we want to make.
Then, the accident happened. Thank you God that Nick has lived in order to have more adventures, spend more time with loved ones and inspire others to live and love more deeply. The accident puts our lifespan into perspective. If we don’t get on track with our dreams immediately, when will we? Will we wait until it’s too late?
Nick recently told me he regrets never getting a pedicure with me. Well, it’s too late for that now. I don’t want to feel that way about anything else in the future ever again. What will you regret not having done if you lost your health tomorrow? Figure that out, then do it today! My list is long enough for an army of people. Expect great things from us real soon. We’re not waiting anymore. The time to live is now.