If you had 3 to 4 months to live what would you do first? Who would you call? Who would you say you are sorry to? What things would you take care of with that advance knowledge? Stop for a few minutes and write those things down. No not later, please stop for a few minutes and do it now. Yes, get a piece of paper and a pen or pencil and start writing.
Okay if you are done hold on you what you have written. Over the last few months I have had a lot of people that I care about pass away. Yes I know that no matter what you do you can not get thought this life. Yes I also know that we are all here for a reason. I guest that it is just a little hard to see some of the people that seem to live forever yet. It is hard to see why they are still here when so many good to great people leave us each and every day. Some said that life is not fair. Each day I find that to be a Very truly statement. Please understand that I do not wish anyone to die. I like many would just like to keep a few more of the people that have a good and useful purpose to stick away a little longer then those who have not contributed to the good of anyone besides themselves.
Many years ago I met a man who told me that every dog has his or her day. I have to say I am not sure that I agree but I understood his point. In the end I have come to the conclusion that you have to not only live for today but to also live your dreams. Not one second on this earth is promised to anyone. That time is in the hands of the powers above. Yes, you too play apart in this but it is a partner ship. People please do not waste the time that you have as you have so very little time. Like many each day I worked my bottom off for someone else. I was talking with friend of mine. His father planned for his retirement. His dad worked for about 35 years. One month before is retirement his father passed away.
This man ever got a chance to enjoy his retirement. The money that he had planned to use on his retirement was all gone within about two years. Yes, his father spent it all in a very short time. I also spoke with another man who was telling me about a friend of his that had given his family every thing. In return for all that he had done two of his three children basically threw their life's in the trash. These are children that had it all and where educated in the best schools. Happily one of the three is doing well and has made his father proud. May I also add that these are children that where also loved. This brings you to another items that is crazy why do some many people that have everything waste so much.
Then you have so many more people that have so little that do so very much with so very little. We are back you life is not fair. Life is what you make it. It bring you back to if you get some lemons make lemonade. I think that there is nothing that you can not do. Your wish is your command. That requires action on your part. So with that said what is your dream. Have you set your goals. Are you ready to start taking action on your today. Look back at you list. These are the things that you need to start working on and completing. With this list you are on your way to designing your destiny. These are only steps but they are steps in the right direction. “There is no such thing as a wasted step. " The goal is to get you where you want to be in the end. Last thing enjoy yourself. Find and keep a balance in your life.
Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him - Philip Chesterfield
By Zurriane Bennett
San Yama Bushi & Combination GoJu
School of Self Defense