An elderly woman smiled and waved at me …and I smiled back. She mimicked my speed walking with her arms and was laughing. Then, she gave me the thumbs up.
I spent quite a bit of time thinking about what was going through her head.
*Was she an exercise freak back in the day?
*Was she just an eternally happy soul who loved to encourage others?
They say we learn our most valuable lessons in the last years on Earth.
It is also when you stop running.
We seem to spend our lives running.
Running from/to what? Well, that is different for everyone.
Some of us are running away from something and some of us are running to something. Those two scenarios don't seem to be the problem. The problem is when we quit running half a century before our death.
What causes that? Our own thoughts…our own worry.
We worry about two things more than anything else.
It would actually be OK if we just worried about those two things. But we obsess over them (too funny, my AutoCorrect made that, "but we have sauce over them")
I suppose we do pour sauce over them. We add worry, stress and sleepless nights. We dream of potential scenarios that pretty much never happen. We add so much stickiness to an already sweet dessert and then we make ourselves sick when we eat it.
⁃ We chase food/drugs/alcohol
⁃ We obsessively follow politics
⁃ We gossip about each other
⁃ We don't chase dreams/goals/ambitions
⁃ We don't follow positive news
⁃ We don't spend quality time with each other
WE FORGET TO PLAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
Life is very precious and each of us has a choice to fill our days with things that are meaningful, loving and impactful.
I hope your day ROCKS!
"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." ~ J. Lennon