Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think. ~Chinese Proverb
I’ve been feeling pensive and restless since my birthday last week.
My past year of soul-searching sees me in a peaceful place and I’m proud of the person I am, but I feel there’s more to do to further enrich my life.
It is not that I’m mourning the loss of my youth because I am middle-aged, it’s about wanting to squeeze more fun in to each day by stepping out of my comfort zone.
When people tell me about their amazing life stories I can’t help comparing myself to them by thinking I’ve been too conservative with my life choices.
Today on Facebook I saw the following post and it hit home with me
Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day-to-day.
Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do?
Draw out every cent, of course. Each of us has such a bank. Its name is time.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes it off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you.
Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.
There is no drawing against ‘tomorrow’.
You must live in the present on today’s deposits.
Invest it so as to get from it the utmost health, happiness and success. The clock is running.
Make the most of today.
So come on Jenna, take this challenge. Live for today, carpe diem.
Stop planning for the future. The future is today.