It is so easy to put off doing things that we really love doing – not enough money, not enough time, and all the other myriad excuses that we give ourselves.
I led a funeral for a dear friend of mine a couple of years ago, and we celebrated how she had lived life to the full – what a lovely way to spend this time we have! And it is a sharp reminder that none of us know how long we really have, so we need to do it now – that special thing we wish we could do.
It may be something big – a world cruise, a change of type of work. It might be something small – a bit more time spent with friends instead of the computer, a visit to a place we haven’t been to for years. Whatever you wish you could do in your life, for goodness’ sake, get on with it!
And on an everyday level, remember to:
- Enjoy the moment – the weather, the sound of the birds, the smiles we can elicit from others
- Tell people you love them – don’t assume they know
- Spend time on your relationships – they will give you more value than anything else in life – and that means with the shop assistant, as well as with your friends and relatives
- Don’t moan – do something about whatever you feel like moaning about – or laugh at it instead!
- And celebrate being alive, and all the wonders that entails – don’t wait for the right thing or the right time.