I want you to think about the last time that you said to yourself, "I'll
do it tomorrow." Ponder the frequency of the occasions on which you've had
something you wanted to do or knew that you should do for yourself or someone
else, but did not do it because you thought you had time. You figured that there
would be a tomorrow for you to put off whatever it was that you were waiting to
do. Maybe you were putting off working out. Maybe you were putting off talking
to that interesting person that you'd like to get to know a little better. Maybe
it was starting to make improvements in your diet. Maybe it was even getting
under upper cervical care because it just flat out made sense to do so...
Well, what if there were no tomorrow? What if that tomorrow you were waiting for
Last Friday, my long-time mentor and friend who was instrumental in me becoming
a doctor of chiropractic passed away in the middle of the night. He was no doubt
expecting Saturday to come. Maybe that was the day that he told himself he'd do
something he'd wanted/needed to do for a long time. He won't get the chance,
though. Why such a good person was taken off this earth at such a young age is
beyond me, but I think his passing serves as an opportunity to remind us that
you never know what tomorrow may bring...for all intents and purposes, there may
be no tomorrow.
You can try to predict what lay ahead and make your moves in life to benefit
your future, but we cannot do these things at the expense of the present. NOW is
the time to make the most of your life. NOW is the time to do the things that
you know you should do or know that you want to do. Be smart and be mindful, but
maintain your present time consciousness because you aren't going to be defined
by what you do tomorrow. The saying goes that you are defined by what you
do...not by what you WILL do tomorrow.
Take life by the horns...
Don't just be a human doing going through the motions...be a human being making
the most of your life...
And Carpe Diem (SEIZE THE DAY) !!
Thinking good things for you as always,