Sunday, April 19, 2009

25000 mornings

A corny ad was coming on television - it was advertising the beauty of Michigan
But it started with the line
All of us have roughly 25,000 mornings - give or take

It so made me pause - so funny to think of the days we have as a finite number of days

With our mortality an immutable fact it is truly a wonder how much time we waste in all the useless emotions
I shook off all the work related angst that is an undercurrent in my life these days

Anyway the day was sunny( and we were perched at the edge of a rainy week )
So we decided to leave all the chores ( cooking laundry etc ) and spend the day in the park

What says Spring more clearly than wearing shorts for the first time,running in the park and flying a kite ?

Living each day as though it was your last - has always seemed so silly to me- would you not buy insurance , would you spend all your money , would you make maudlin speeches to all your loved ones , would you eat all the chocolate you could find
As I would surely do if it was my last day
But to live each day as though it were one of 25,000 ( give or take )
Once gone, irrevocably lost
Now that makes complete sense

10 comments:

Niksmom said...

What a lovely post and a beautiful perspective on living.

Becki said...

A day at the park sounds wonderful!

25,000... makes me really want to get out and live a little more!

:)

melody is slurping life said...

Wow, you've certainly awaken my awareness. And thank you.

robin said...

Good for you! It's nice that you guys enjoyed the day outside...what a great day for it! That's so much more fun than laundry and dishes! I love being able to stop and play (doing those necessary but boring chores later, or the next day.) Maybe I do that a little too much, lol!

Territory Mom said...

This is beautiful. I'm going to try to live everyday like it is my last.

Julie said...

Yes, perfect sense!! =)

Maddy said...

Excellent. I should do likewise, although not today as it's 97 degrees and we're all melting.....maybe later in the week. I wonder what age that's based upon? Brain too tired to figure it out after a heavy homework session.
Cheers

Sheri said...

Thank you for that little reminder. And what a perfect way to spend your day!

lonestar said...

This is just beautiful, a great reminder to keep things in perspective. I'm glad ya'll had a fun time at the park. :)

Maddy said...

Ah....no update.....you have a real life.
Cheers

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