“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” — Robin Sharma
When I sent my grandchildren a New Year’s message this morning my oldest grandson came back with his shattering reminder – “it’s a new decade.” What???
Well, c’mon, I have lived through a lot of new decades. But this is the first time it became a reality that I might not live through this one. Aha! I am going to have to take life in smaller bytes.
How can I make the time count? I’m past any point of cramming in every experience to live life to the fullest. Living life to the fullest has a different meaning. …It has a different meaning every minute. Am I do doing what I can about the world I live in? Yes, what I can – but I could do more. Am I sharing what I have and having gratitude that I have it? Pretty much, but again, I could probably do more.
i’ve never been much for resolutions so I don’t have any grand plans or goals. But I hope to be aware. I hope to learn. I hope to broaden my perspective. I hope to stop and think before I talk and walk. Less regrets, less bruises. I hope be more loving and express it more openly. And I hope to pick a ripe, juicy persimmon from my own tree.
I’ll leave you with my favorite reminder.
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard
Pardon me for picking nits. 2020 is the last year of the present decade. The new decade will start from 2021.