Mortality can be such a morbid subject and I am pretty sure that is why most of us work hard at ignoring the subject, but the plain fact is that we have a limited time here. Given that fact … we have a choice about how to use that time and I think the best result is to reach “the end” with no regrets!
The following might be a quotation that I could adopt … Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, scotch in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO what a ride!”
I recognise that we are all different, and therefore it is important that we all have our own version of what life should look like. It would be a terrible shame to arrive at the end of your life having “let life happen”.
I have a number of blog entries that might get you to think about this subject, interestingly enough they were all written in 2006.
There was the entry about Life … and Death from December 2006.
I wrote about Life and the Pursuit of Happiness in May 2006.
I observed that Time Goes So Fast in my blog entry in June 2006.
The last one I’ll reference talked about Living Your Life With No Regrets in August 2006.
One of the ways to take charge of your life is to set yourself goals … at the end of this week I will fulfill another of this year’s goals, and take a month away from the office on vacation in Europe. A week in France, a week in Spain and two weeks in Italy. It would have been very easy to let another year go by without making this happen … but by setting goals and working towards them it is happening.
Take charge of your life … it’s the only one you are going to get!