Are you making every day a terrific day? Are you making sure you set aside the time to do the things you want to do? Are you focusing on the positive, and not the negative? Are you making every day count?
Life really is short, and we never know the number of days we really have here on earth. Recently, there have been three sudden passing’s of people in our lives that were taken much too soon. It got me thinking… what would I be doing everyday if I wasn’t working?
Yes, there’s a real possibility I’d go fishing more often, I’d play an extra round of golf each week, I’d volunteer more at some of the facilities I help out, and I’d want to hang more with the kids and my friends. But in all honesty, if I wasn’t working it wouldn’t take me very long to start up again. I enjoy it. To me it isn’t work, its art, and artists don’t retire…they keep on creating.
We all have different ways in which we spend our time – whether retired or not – and the issue isn’t what we do with our time as much as it is are we enjoying what it is we do with the time we have?
Even if we enjoy doing nothing! It’s your life, I trust you are living yours!
My very best,
What I’m Reading:
Ever wondered how many different ways there might are to be happier and more fulfilled? How about having greater clarity and seeking higher possibilities in life? To me, the sky is not the limit. I know we have been going to the moon now for almost fifty years, but where will we go in the next fifty? Anything is possible. To help me grasp possibilities, I’m reading The Art Of Possibility by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander. A fascinating book I think you’ll enjoy. Get it HERE
What I’m Enjoying:
I have a soothing Koi fish pond right outside my home office. The sound of the fountain and the colorful blossoms on the pond lilies this time of year are amazing. The other day I took my usual afternoon 10-minute break and sat in front of the pond watching a dragonfly dive and dip its tail into the water a dozen or more times. I wondered why it would be doing that? After asking Google the question, the answer was enlightening. The dragonfly was laying her eggs!
Quote I’m Pondering:
“Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some”. – Charles Dickens.
Video I Recommend:
The Day That Turns Your Life Around – Jim Rohn. Watch HERE
I hope you’re enjoying “Retaining The Edge” and that you’ll share with me some of the things you’re discovering to help you be the best you can be.