Mark Twain once said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” We have been reading obituaries, we have talked about how many Falls, Springs, Summers, or if you like cold, Winters you have left before you die. We all know we are going to die, the question is are we living each day like it might be our last? Are we striving daily for our DMP? We must live the dash, the days in between the day we are born and our end date to the fullest. We have been working on motivation to “do it now” before it’s too late. Sometimes it takes something to hit close to home to get a giant-sized dose of reality and amp up your life. Life is short, there are only so many hours in a day, but there are also only so many hours in your life. It’s time to get busy doing what is important and what you are meant to be!
Today, the reports aren’t even complete, but we know several children and possibly adults were shot in a high school in Florida. For most, this is old news. We hear about this kind of thing so often we’re becoming numb to it. However, this was my kids’ high school when we lived in this area four years ago. I used to teach and coach next door at the Middle School that was the feeder to this high school. I’m still waiting to hear all my former students are safe and my fellow teachers and friends are ok. If this isn’t a kick in the butt to live life to the fullest everyday, I don’t know what is. You never know what tomorrow brings and you never know when your time is up. So, “do it now” is even more important and the speed at which we must act on our heart’s desire can’t be fast enough. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those at Douglas High School and especially those who were injured or died. I can’t imagine, my heart aches from my living room in Pittsburgh. Lives are changed forever.
Give your kids, your spouse, your pets a hug and get busy. After all, we are only mortal. Do it now!