Sunday, January 6, 2008
Don't just count your years, make your years count--Ernest Meyers
While going through today's e-mail I came across several birthday wishes from random companies I've done business with (which can be kind of creepy...but whatever...LOL). One e-mail, from a health web site, sent the following insightful message:
What matters most in life is often viewed as peripheral to the things that we usually focus on. Passion takes a backseat to production, wellness to working, and balance to busyness. The old adage that "life is not a dress rehearsal" is so true, and yet we act to the contrary by putting off what is truly important or indulging in things that are not.
On your birthday, stop focusing on your age and start meditating on your life at this exact moment. How can you make it better? During the next year, reshuffle your priorities. Spend more time with family and friends, take care of your body and health by eating well and exercising regularly, and offer to help others in need. Discover what matters most to you and make your daily life into a true reflection of those ideas, beliefs, and attitudes.
I'm thinking I'm at the "reshuffling priorities" point in my life and want to continue simplifying--It's time to make my years count!