Friday, February 22, 2013

We May Never Pass This Way Again




We May Never Pass This Way Again

As I prepared our dogs for their trip from NYC to Las Vegas, I couldn’t stop singing the words from the old Seals and Crofts song We May Never Pass This Way Again – it’s all about the connection between yesterday and tomorrow, and it described what I was thinking.

Life, so they say, is but a game and we let it slip away….

I think the dogs liked all of the places we’ve been in their 12 years – Las Vegas, Laguna Beach, New York, and the Adirondack Mountains.  And now that they’re back in Las Vegas I wonder if they think about where they’ve been, or just focus on where they are?   Because looking back can certainly let today slip away…..

Dreams, so they say, are for the fools and they let ‘em drift away….

It’s easy to wish we could go back to yesterday because tomorrow represents the unknown, and that scares us.  It’s also common for people to obsess about what they didn’t do rather than all they might accomplish.  Most of us are somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow and so we run the risk of missing the moment we’re in, and then that moment drifts away....

Like Columbus in the olden days,
We must gather all our courage.
Sail our ships out on the open sea. 
Cast away our fears, and all the years will come and go, and take us up, always up.…           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
We need to face today with courage, because no matter what, the years will come and go; but if we let all of our experiences fill us up, then we’ll be smarter and better prepared for whatever happens. That’s how to never have any regrets; even if:

We may never pass this way again.

Remember: what we take away from each of our experiences is never lost!

My message this week is about happily facing each day with a sense of purpose:

“The key to a happy life is to have accomplishments to be proud of and purpose to look forward to.”  Jeff Lindsay

Are you happy? Not the kind of happy where you’re laughing or walking around with a silly grin on your face, but rather the kind that makes you feel good about yourself.   The key to feeling good about yourself is knowing who you are and what you’re capable of, developing knowledge, skills and abilities to do good things for those who are counting on you, and believing in yourself.  Put these into place in your life and you’ll have accomplishments to be proud of and purpose to look forward to.  And then you’ll be happy, and those around you will be happy, and success will more easily be yours!

Stay well!                        
                   

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