There it is. Now it's gone. A chance
to do something, say something, make
a difference, or make no difference at all
except for having the chance and taking it.
I call them the "Shoulda Dones."
I shoulda done this or I shoulda done that.
I often talk about living life fully. Making every
moment count. I tell you not to live this day
as if it were your last, but to live it like it was
the first day. A day so full of surprise and
opportunity that the mere thought of having
another day, makes you jump out of bed
I love the "stop and smell the roses" people.
I love to read about people who saw a need and
decided to fill it.
I rejoice in the stories I read about people who
stopped running the rat race and did what they
loved to do.
I remind you to always kiss them goodnight, tell
them "I love you!," say "thanks" and mean it and
smile, really smile a lot.
So, what happened to me that brought all of this on?
His mother wrote a review of my book "I wish
you enough." She mentioned that her son had
died in January and how much the book helped her.
He was a young man leaving behind a wife and three
I wrote to her and she sent me a link to his blog.
I got to read in his words about the last two years
of his life and the comments from friends and family.
There it is. Now it's gone.
Today will bring you many chances to...
Or pull out a lawn chair and sit in the sun when
the temperature is so low the tip of your nose
Say "I love you" or "Thank you!"
Stop what you are doing and do something silly
Buy flowers and give them away to strangers
Pay for a stranger's breakfast
Run ahead to hold the door
Let a driver cut in front of you
Call a friend you haven't spoken with in a long time
Check on a neighbor
Paint, write, or sing out loud
Dance to the music in the mall
I had talked about doing it for days and yesterday
It didn't make the news but it made me feel better
about myself because I seized the moment.
Do something today for yourself or someone
and tell me about it. I'm out to do something for someone else today.
It's not just another day, it's another chance!
"There it is... Now it's gone!"
"I wish you enough!"
~ Bob Perks ~
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