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  •  I take my signature line very seriously. (13+ / 0-)

    It's there to remind myself (often just to get off the darn computer!).

    One day, tomorrow won't come. Every minute of every day is a blessing.  mr grover and I have arranged our lives to be able to extract as much joy from every minute as possible, including avoiding numerous negative people (it's simple: just avoid them, even if they're family).  We've also learned that most battles that people fight aren't worth it in the big scheme of things.

    Perspective. Will this battle I'm fighting right now really matter next month, next year, ten years from now?  If not, is it worth the emotional energy that I'm putting into it now?

    Older people regret not trying things more than they regret trying and failing.

    So I'm a huge fan of change as well.

    When people are older, they remember things they DID more than stuff they HAD. So I'd much rather spend $20 to go camping in a beautiful place than buy a sweater or a pizza. The pizza will be gone in an hour, the sweater in a couple of years if I'm lucky. But memories of a camping trip, especially if I snap some photos, will live with me my whole life.

    Most of this stuff sounds really simple. And it is. But it's not easy. It's easy to get caught up in what society says is important. So I'm always on my toes to ensure we're not slipping in to bad habits, like working too hard, watching tv often, etc.

    And now, the sun has finally peeked through, so I'm going to go chase my dogs around the yard until we're all breathless and grinning. If tomorrow never comes, I can't think of a better way to spend right now.


    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 03:12:26 PM PST

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