Stream of conscious coming so buckle up:
I was reading an article recently, I read a quote wrong, and it changed my perspective. I read “What would you do if this was your last life?” and I stopped reading the rest. That one misread quote really reminded me that I don’t think about it often enough.
We live as though we are not only promised tomorrow, but promised twenty more years on this earth. What if we lived our lives as though this was our last life?
This questions isn’t meat as a yolo question but a true question that made me stop and take stock of where my life was. What do you actually remember from the past month? There are probably two or three things that stick out in your mind, but the mind is such a funny thing in that we forget. Our mind chooses to remember what we teach it is of value. It will keep the feelings and focus because it has been trained to.
If we tell it that wall street and all of the happenings there are the most important thing to remember, it will. Likewise, if we train our minds to remember people as what is most important the mind, as a muscle, will eventually learn how to keep that part as one of the main focuses.
Someone said to me recently that they appreciated knowing that they were a small part in history and that eventually everyone would forget about them when they were gone. Heartbreaking right? I choose to see it a different way. I am here on this earth for whatever time I am gifted. In that time I want to make sure my focus is on what matters. What matters to me is two fold: Jesus and people.
I am a curator of things, but if it all burnt down what really matters? What do I hold in more high esteem? We tend to only think of these type of questions when tragedy hits, or is looming. Why not carry that thought process throughout life and not feel like it was wasted at all? When people have a bad diagnosis, or see a tragedy they think about what their life has been and where they want it to go from there.
Take a moment to do that now, without having it brought on by tragedy. What a wonderful gift that is. Learn from those moments you know you’re making an impact. Don’t wait to focus on them until later.
Today is the only day you’re promised, and for some not even that. Be grateful for your health, and your loved ones, for your home, or pet, or child, or for getting out of that bad situation. Remember how strong you are and how much potential you have.
Tap into that potential, because no matter how hard someone tries they can not hold you back unless you allow them to have that power over you. You are powerful! You have a purpose! Don’t forget that!