Is there something that you’ve always wanted to do, but for whatever reason you keep putting it off? What stops you?
This morning I read a news article about a pro baseball player, who back in his day made a big name for himself. Now at the age of 76, he recently had the lower half of his left leg amputated. Although I felt sad reading that, I was also happy for him because he was able to live his dream, before tragedy struck. Even with the hard times he will now face, he can look back and smile at the great life he lived, doing something that he loved.
That doesn’t happen for everyone. Recently a friend of mine passed away, suddenly without warning. He was rather young and still had plenty of years ahead of him, we thought. He had dreams too. Two of which he spoke about often. One was for his benefit and the other for the benefit of others. Both made him light up with passion in his eyes and a contagious smile each time he talked about them.
He had big, wonderful dreams for his future. He never got to live either of them. His time ran out. When he died, his dreams died with him.
Our time will run out too.
We only have a short period of time to make our dreams a reality. We never know when that time will end. What we have the ability to do today, may not be an option for us tomorrow. Illness and tragedy can happen at any time and aging happens to us all.
If we have things we want to do, we need to do them now. We shouldn’t procrastinate.
My friend wasn’t in a hurry to follow through with his plans, because he thought he had plenty of years ahead of him. He had no idea that even the dinner party he had planned for the following day, would never happen.
None of us know what tomorrow will bring. If you have the ability to make your dream a reality, do it now. Don’t wait.
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