Summer is coming.
Have you made any plans?
Maybe rising early to watch the sun herald the day?
Maybe taking a refreshing dip in a nearby lake?
Maybe blowing bubbles in the sand?
Or that all time favorite: sleeping outside…
I remember that at one time making future plans was almost as exciting as the event itself. But that is in the past. Now I know that making future plans means you are confident you have a future!
Ah…the pleasure in “future” should not be taken lightly. Nor should it be taken for granted. Have you ever stopped to consider if you could no longer plan for next year, next month, next week, or tomorrow? How would you adjust your lifestyle? How would you decide to live more fully so that when the time does come, you will be satisfied you have lived, you have loved, you have laughed?
(Pause here so you have time to consider……….)
What answers have you come up with? What are you doing about those answers?
I know what I’m doing. I’m planning for the future–and doing what I can about those plans. I’m living until I die. I’m loving more deeply. I’m laughing until I snort. And then I’m doing it some more.
Will I ever be able to take another vacation? Who knows!
But today I can live; I can love; I can laugh.
And that’s enough.
Besides, if the time comes when I can once again take a road trip, I have already planned my future vacation-mobile. Something that fits me after having lived for 3 years with advanced pancreatic cancer:
Rusty and a little worn out, but still living the sweet life!