|Adding minutes one step at a time|
Now, don't get me wrong. I love all the tidbits that help keep me healthy, however, for this to be meaningful, don't we need to know exactly how much time we are playing with?
If someone tells me, "if you leave now, you will save 15 minutes off your total commute" I know that means I will get home in 30 minutes. Because I know how long it normally takes.
It all goes back to knowing what you start with and figuring it out from there. I have never read an obituary that read "John Doe died at the age of 70. Lucky for him, he earned an additional 15 years (he would have died at 55 ) but thanks to his quitting smoking when he did, 10 years were added to his life. And then he started walking every day which also created some bonus time of an additional 5 years. I think you are picking up what I am putting down.
|time is my choice|
We are like a carton of milk. We will go bad at some point (die) but we don't have an expiration date stamped on us anywhere (that I can find).
Makes me wonder.....Are we all so busy trying not to die that we forget to live? Or at least place value on what is important at any given time?
It is very easy for us to focus on all the things that have (or could) go wrong! Can you imagine what a day would look like if we focused only on our blessings?
At the end of the day, I want to do everything right (or at least within moderation) for my health. But I guess I should want to do that anyway. But using death as a consequence seems ineffective, since we are all going to die someday, no matter what.
Key points - death - still not optional. Timing of death - still an unknown. Life - whatever we choose to make of it. Timing of life - Still all about how we choose to spend it.
Bottom line - Choices win!
Until next time,