Sunday, July 17, 2011

Evaluating time spent

Recently, I had a client in my office that had experienced the beaches of Normandy, had jumped out of airplanes, been divorced, remarried, and had lost a grown child to death far too young.  There is a saying that we are born "square" but life wears us down into a "round" circle that is perfect in every way. For this client, he confessed that he had never been scared although so many things had happened to him in his life.  He recently got into a bad car accident, and was told that it was not his "time" to go yet. For this individual, his own mortality was a very scary thing and he broke down and sobbed.  It is true that many of us never ponder the time we spend on earth, or how we are actually spending it. If you wake up and slog thru your day because you have to, I invite you to stop and think about what you are accomplishing and what your legacy will be. Is money making you happy? Is the relationship you are in fulfilling? Do you like what you do? If not, maybe it is time to re- evaluate. Not every aspect of your life at once, but each segment a little at a time. Live with purpose. Live up to commitments made. Love deeply, and stop to smell the flowers. Life is short, but it can be sweet.