I’ll start today’s post with a question.
Have you ever lost a pet? Not just any pet, an animal that was part of your family for 15 years? Well, (sigh) I’ve experienced this for the second time and it doesn’t get any easier.
I know what you’re thinking; it’s a part of life.
It’s inevitable, we all die, some sooner rather than later. But do you fear death? It would be silly of me to announce that I don’t, but I fear something else. This something sends shivers down my spine daily and inevitably creates mayhem in the little room located between my ears.
When I go to the grave or even the nursing home, I’m not going to be rubbing my hands in anticipation wishing that I had done this and done that. Wishing that I had told my boss to go f%^&k himself and that I pursued what was in my heart for so many years. I’m not going to be grinding my teeth in frustration or pulling my hair out because my time will be up. Once the buzzer sounds, that’s it.
Too often we are waiting for something or somebody. Waiting for the weather, waiting for our girlfriend, waiting for our dad, waiting for our lift, waiting, waiting, and waiting. The Doors were onto something back in the 70’s when they sang, “waiting for the sun” and it wasn’t just the drugs.
Come a bit closer to the screen and answer this,
Have you trained today?
Have you visited the gym?
I’ll even accept juggling a ball in the backyard?
Well, have you?
Chances are you’re waiting for something.
Waiting to finish school, work or even waiting to lose some weight.
It doesn’t really matter, does it? Keep waiting and before you know it your time is up.
I’ll let you get back to waiting but before I go remember this.
It is better to live your dream then to sit there waiting and fantasizing about some pipe dream. Just like many before us our time will come.
Will you beat the final whistle?
Will you take the final shot to win the game of life or will you require the nurse to wipe the dribble off your chin while you still wait for whatever it is your waiting for.
“May the winds of destiny blow you to the stars.”