You think you know a big waste right? how about gift cards, A billion dollars (yes the B word with illion on the end) every year go unused. That information is available if you open this LINK .
That is a waste, but is it the biggest waste of all?
The other day I was reading another blog and he mentioned a Peanuts cartoon, so I looked for it.
Charlie Brown is thinking about death, and is inert.
Snoopy however is thinking about all the ways to enjoy life.
One of my favorites posts in the favorites category on my blog has to do with the 5 regrets in life. You can see it here.
I think I need to spend more of my life being active, not wishing I was on a trip, planning that trip; not remembering some good stories of my life – creating some new ones.
A few years at this time of year I was standing in a snowstorm starting a 3 month long running clinic. Every Saturday for three months I ran, jogged and met with others planning to do the Sun Run in Vancouver, BC. Twice a week I ran solo and had to make sure I did or I would lag behind on the group run. Looking back I’m pretty happy about the whole experience and that I had the discipline to run in a snow storm and do all those solo runs.
If I want to look back and be glad about more challenges, and feel good about doing my best – then it is up to me.
I suppose the biggest waste of all would be to not enjoy the one life we are each given. To not hug the ones we love, our parents, our spouses, our sons and daughters, our best friends EVERY time we see them, and to hug them long distance regularly so they know know know you love them. The biggest waste of all is to wait too long to live.
I need a mantra every morning along the lines of
Today I will not waste, Today I am alive, so I am going to live, and plan to live again tomorrow.