Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A good day

Yesterday was a good day. I actually had time in the morning. Time to fully get ready for my day. I ate breakfast (gotta love that cinnamon toast crunch!), read my Bible (that never happens in the morning!), and still got to work on time. I felt really good all day. Confident, happy, and stress-free.

Unfortunately, today I was back into my old routine, running out the door at the last minute, speeding down the road to try and cut an extra minute off my drive to work (which is difficult to do, when you only work a couple of miles from home). Yet, I still feel pretty good. Last Friday night at our RLG (Real Life Group), we talked about our morality, and how today could be our last day. We are going through the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Let me tell you, it's been a while since a book has made me search my soul and think so much. And the conversations inpired by the topics Chan discusses....wow, such great dialogue.

We were encouraged to think about what we would regret in life, if today were our last. But we didn't stop there. With this list, we are meant to make change...how can we intentionally live to avoid those regrets, and what will we do differently to live each day to the fullest. I don't know if you have any personal faith of your own, but this goes for Christ-followers and non-believers alike. I know I don't want to live with regret, nor waste precious time here on this earth complaining and living in a meaningless stupor.

Here's to making tomorrow another day like yesterday. Start out positively. No more procrastination. Practice self-control (and by that, I mean dragging myself out of bed without hitting snooze three times!). I want to have a full and meaningful life. But most of all, I want to live.

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
                                                -from Walden, Henry David Thoreau

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