I didn’t really plan on writing this post (or doing anything for that matter) on my birthday but I received this e-mail this morning and it touched me in such a good way that I just had to share it with you.
The e-mail began with the saying,
“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” – Ernest Myers
This quote really hit me. It got me to thinking if I really am making my years count. Sure, I watch what I eat and stay fairly active but what else am I doing with my life that is worth mentioning in this book that I call – MY LIFE?
And then, the e-mail went on to say this:
“What matters most in life is often viewed as peripheral to the things that we usually focus on. Passion takes a backseat to production, wellness to working, and balance to busyness. The old adage that “life is not a dress rehearsal” is so true, and yet we act to the contrary by putting off what is truly important or indulging in things that are not. On your birthday, stop focusing on your age and start meditating on your life at this exact moment. How can you make it better? During the next year, reshuffle your priorities. Spend more time with family and friends, take care of your body and health by eating right and exercising regularly, and offer to help others in need. Discover what matters most to you, and make your daily life a true reflection of those ideas, beliefs, and attitudes.”
Wow! It doesn’t often happen that I get touched by an e-mail message this way but this one really hit me to the point that I just had to tell everyone about it.
So, in the next year, I pledge to call my family more often, spend more time with family and friends (and my dog), spend less time in front of the computer, take more leisurely walks, laugh more, take more vacations (even if it’s just 3 hours away), and participate in at least 3 fundraising events. I have so many other things in mind but then I would be late for my dinner with friends..haha. I have to keep my pledge now right?
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and for those of you who I already spent time with today or already called, facebooked, twitted, and e-mailed me with your birthday wishes, thank you so much! I really appreciate having you in my life.