make every day count

Just a few days ago, a man was killed while out riding his bike. It was a beautiful lazy Sunday afternoon in a quiet suburb not too far from the park. He was in good shape, happily married, father to three almost-grown sons. An 18-year-old boy made a foolish choice to drive under drug influence, and in a moment, a good man was gone.

Life is just a breath.

I am shaken by this man’s early home-going… I’m sure he was planning on many more years of work and play. He was taking care of himself. I’m sure his wife did not imagine living the rest of her life alone without him. Such unexpected, painful change! I pray for her, hoping that she has no regrets of their last days, weeks, years together.

And I realize that is it worth repeating… live every day as if it is the last! Don’t put off until tomorrow the good things I can do today, because I may never have tomorrow. Seize the day! Live well. Make every day count!

Say “I love you”. Forgive. Listen well. Rest. Play. Call the family.
Start to exercise. Pray. Smell the flowers. Read. Give a hug. Dance. Sing.
Enjoy a gooey dessert. Say “thank you”.  Cry with a friend.
Light a candle. Help someone. Rock a baby. Laugh out loud.

Have no regrets.

I need to hear this reminder every day.

How about you? How do you make every day count?

9 thoughts on “make every day count

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  3. Great thoughts, Terry. It made me sad when I heard about thissuch a tragic accident. Both lives, both families devastated by that young man’s bad choice

    Judy

    Judy Kirkpatrick AIA Global Leadership Council, NAME & PACT AIA Global Strategies Leader 651 Taylor Dr Xenia, OH 45385 C) 513-235-5297 http://www.beyondtheultimate.com

    From: maturitas cafe <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: maturitas cafe <comment+rwmo1tzy_g45fdig0tf6zhz@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:34 AM To: Judy KIRKPATRICK <judy.kirkpatrick@athletesinaction.org> Subject: [New post] make every day count

    terry morgan posted: “Just a few days ago, a man was killed while out riding his bike. It was a beautiful lazy Sunday afternoon in a quiet suburb not too far from the park. He was in good shape, happily married, father to three almost-grown sons. An 18-year-old boy made a fool”

  4. Love your paragraph of suggestions. I can’t help but realize that those require me to…
    s l o w d o w n, stop the madness, hop off the hamster-wheel-life, and say no at times (okay, lots of times).

    Amen to “no regrets”. Thanks for the reminder.

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