This week I was reminded that there are no guarantees in life. A friend of mine was diagnosed with Cancer and she is being very aggressive in her treatment. She’s not the first person I’ve known to do battle with this disease and I’m sure she won’t be the last. What this news reminded me was that life, our lives, aren’t a dress rehearsal and tomorrow isn’t a guarantee.
You can run ten miles a day, be a vegan, eat healthful and workout four times a week. Or, you can sit on your couch all day, eat a steak breakfast, noon and night, never eat a vegetable, and your treadmill can be a clothes hanger. None of it matters, cause when the journey is over the journey is over. The point, live your life.
How many times have you thought, ‘oh I’ll do that tomorrow’ or ‘it can wait’? More frightenly when have you passed up on doing something you really wanted to thinking you’ll get around to it later? What happens when there are no more ‘laters’?
I guess what I’m going for is not to wait. Don’t go crazy and don’t be irresponsible, but don’t wait. Eat healthful, get some exercise, go outside, all that is important, but mostly get up and do it. Take that trip. Take the class. Paint that painting. Learn to cook. Ask that guy or girl out. Go do it. Live your life because you never know when your ticket to ride is over