In fact, I’m a bit disappointed at the end of each day if I don’t connect with someone who means something to me (even if it’s just the plants in my garden because my grandmother taught me they are alive). With a third of my life over, I don’t want to waste precious days watching TV or complaining about things I can’t change. We all have so much power to influence people’s lives in a positive way, but we rarely take advantage of it. Giving love to the world is the reason we were all sent here in the first place.
One of the organizational techniques that I have learned throughout my professional career is to “start with the end in mind” and work backwards from there. Having a clear vision of the “desired result” brings enormous clarity to the steps required to achieve it. Since we all have the same ending, maybe we should “work backwards” to this point and find out what we need to do to be happy and peaceful with our lives once it’s over. And since we can go at any time, each day becomes very important. Even if I am lucky enough to live another 25 years, at the speed with which these birthdays are approaching, it will all be over soon.
Another birthday is coming up and another one just behind. I have to call someone today. I have to hug someone today. I’m going to tell the cashier at the grocery store that I appreciate them. I’m going to call my son and tell him that I love him.
I think the chocolate cake sounds good this year.