Tick tock, tick tock. Goes the clock.
That's the moments of your life passing by.
Doh, there goes another! Am I freaking you out right now? GOOD, BECAUSE YOU SHOULD BE!
Every day that goes by is one less day in the bank pal. Of course we never know if we have a 1980s bankers account, or we’re a shareholder in Enron circa 2001.
You could say thats the excitement of life! Or if you’re more risk adverse you might say "that’s definitely something I do not want to be thinking about!"
Yes, I get it. I mean really get it, because when I had cancer I had to contemplate the very real chance that it wasn’t going to end well.
Since then I’ve dedicated an awful lot of my resources to looking after this body of mine to stay alive for as long as possible. And I think it’s prudent that we all did. But at the end of the day, what exactly are you keeping yourself alive for?
I mean really.
(And when I mean "really", I mean "really" and not "should be".)
I’ve been trying to explain this to my 7 year old son, for whom the whole “bell tolling” penny has just dropped. “What do you mean that we’re all going to die one day? I don’t want to die.” “No neither do I pal. But the only certainty, is that one day, it will happen. So you’ve got to make sure you make the most of your life whilst you’ve got one. (This invariably ends up with him telling me why he shouldn’t be wasting his time at school then).
Death is scary. But its also reality. And reality can often be useful at waking us up from our daydreams.
This is your life! Are you really living it the way you want to be?
Life is filled up with annoyances, and aggravations, and doing stuff we don’t really want to be doing. Plus some awesome bits like cuddles and laughing and doing something that makes you feel really proud.
But how much time have you actually dedicated to thinking what you want to get out of life, or perhaps “put into” life?
What do you want to look back on at aged 101, on your plumped up death bed? Whats gonna make you smile, and think….
”Yep, [that] was awesome?
I’m so glad I spent my time and energy doing [that]
[That] was the best thing that ever happened!”
Probably it won't be all the selfies you posted on Facebook. Or the money you have in the bank. Or what you imagined other people thought of you. Or all the other things that you thought you "should" be doing.
So what will it be?
(If this is a bit morbid for you, I don't apologise, instead I encourage you to sit down and really think about those questions, its actually rather liberating! Failing that its probably time to unsubscribe!)
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