- Published: September 20 2014 September 20 2014
Hope this finds you well and healthy!! It should be a really nice wet weekend … we need the rain!! Oh yeah, just in case you forgot …………… the Texas State Fair Is This FRIDAY!!!!!!!!
Ok, this weeks topic is somewhat related to last weeks "living a productive life" blog. Last Sunday I was watching the CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood & one of the stories was about this guy that makes these watches that “counts down” your time left before you die, (there are actual equations that your insurance company uses to do life expectation predictions, but this is really weird). You fill in a bunch of information about your health, activity level, illnesses, family history … yada yada, & the watch sets a future time and begins to count down … ‘til you die.
Now, the guy that developed this thing says he did it to remind people that time is important and to get busy living, get things done before your time is up. That makes sense and has some “value points” if you honestly use that way of thinking to LIVE FULLY each and every day, but it’s a really negative way to go about it. You ALL already know how important time – YOUR time is!! Holy smokes, all you gotta do is think about how many times you, and everybody else on the planet has said to themselves … man, that day went by fast – wow, you mean that’s just next week – geez, time is FLYIN by! You don’t have to think about your death to enjoy your life!!!!
We are here on this planet for such a ridiculously short amount of time anyway, I mean, a human life of 1,000 or 10,000 or 100,000 years is still just a “pee-stop” spiritually. Time IS important and time is here and then gone, never to come back. So what’s the trick to making yourself aware of your time besides thinking of when it ends … think of when it starts. Think of everyday as a bonus and use it fully to be with family, be with friends, to laugh, to solve a problem, to work toward a goal, to crash on the couch, to get involved in your community … see what I’m saying?
It’s YOUR time, use it as you see fit, but USE it & try not to waste it.
See you at the gym!