Does the use of profanity in the title make you really want to read this post, lol. I must mean business! Seriously friends, let's get real. Why do we always put stuff off?
My recent "kick the sugar out of my diet" campaign really got me thinking about this subject. Right after Christmas it was like OK I'm gonna wait til after the New Year, then it was like OK, our son has a birthday and I want to eat a big meal with dessert so I'll wait till after that and then it was like OK, it's so dreary out so I want to eat comfort food till finally I just said Andrea what are you doing? If you keep waiting, you'll never do this. Do it now!!
Huge Laurie said "It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only NOW. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good as time as any." Yet, we wait, we say no, I'm not ready or I'll get to it or someday.......yet often that someday never comes.
We think we're too busy for this or for that so there is no time to do the things we REALLY want to do. When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred tasks running through your head? Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow." and in your haste, not watched their sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say 'Hi'?
How richer would our lives be if we'd done what our children wished for, kept friendships alive, called, yes, called not texted to say "Hi!" All because you said "Now!" Let's play in the rain, the mud, go crazy! Not only do the things you want to do, do the things you need to do. Get on the healthy eating train, tidy your house, control your spending and reduce your stress. Trust me when I say I'm a get er' done kind of girl. Never been a procrastinator but the older I get the more it does take to get me motivated. Yet, when I do it now, the fun and the need to, I fell so much better!!! Doing things in the now can only stand to help make you a better person.
This brings me to another reason for this post and a need to "not wait!" The term "Saving It for Good!" This term was coined back in the depression era when families didn't have much so when they did receive something nice, they didn't want to waste it so they would "Save it for Good." My dear grandmother, who many of you know, passed last April would've been 94 this Thursday. She lived during this era and sometimes when we would give her, for example, earrings or a nice sweater, we'd notice she wasn't wearing them and asked her why? "Saving it for good" she'd say. While I didn't grow up during tough financial times, my mom and I would often do this and when we got something nice, "save it for good." Why? What is good? A trip to the "big" Mall? A dinner that doesn't involve Chipotle bowls or chicken nuggets? "Good" may not happen, wear it today, eat it today, use it today.
Life isn't a dress rehearsal and we don't get a do-over. Enjoy each minute it brings and if you want to do something...DO IT NOW!!!!
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