From the moment we are born, we are BURNING DAYLIGHT. But at some stage our relationship with time-or more importantly, the time we have left-should create an exciting sense of urgency to live the rest of our glorious lives without indecision or apology.
I have taken to heart Darwin’s oft misquoted remark that it is not the smartest of the species who survives, but those who can most effectively adapt to their changing circumstances. Like getting older. We’ve all learned a lot during these past decades to ensure that we are fully equipped to turn our full attention onto ourselves and what delights us now. There is no time left for excuses. This is not meant to be a sad statement, but rather, a factual and, hopefully, inspirational one.
I have a beautiful, youthful friend who recently learned she has a fatal cancer. “Are you going to live your life differently now?” I asked her. “Yes,” she replied without hesitation, “I’m not going to put up with “SH… anymore.” That’s one brilliant way to live the rest of your life. Here are some others.