Early morning thoughts as I look across the harbor in Victoria, BC. as the sun comes up.
It is a beautiful scene. It is wonderful to be alive.
This placard has been on my desk for years.
At the end of my work day I place it on top of the desk where I can see it first thing.
I would like to say that it informs my every action but I fall short. It does set the tone at least for a short while and makes me think about what I am doing that day.
It reminds me that many activities are time-wasters and fill my day but are nothing more.
When I ask, “Does this activity contribute to living my life or is it just a way to occupy my mind?” the answer is often the latter.
So, I strive to limit the mind-numbing activities, the boring ones, the socially-mandated ones so that I can focus on the ones that make me feel as though I am truly living.
Life is precious. Life is short. I want to live mine in a meaningful way.