WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO
WITH YOUR ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS
This might be one of my all time favorite quotes. A short, simple sentence but with such power! Is it a question that feels like a slap in the face, a brutal reminder not to waste one second of our lives? Or is it more of a whisper, a gentle nudge, to direct us onto the path that's right for us? I think it depends on where we are in our lives. Are we so off course we can't even see the road we yearn to be traveling on? Are we stalled out somewhere, frozen with fear, paralyzed with indecision, our hearts pointing one way, our heads another?
This is a busy week for many of us - the end of NaNo, the start of Chanukah, Thanksgiving itself. Some people will be traveling. It's also the start of the festive but often hectic Christmas season. And before we know it, the end of the year will be upon us.
So, yes, let's take a moment and be grateful for all the good in our lives, but let's also stop and consider Mary Oliver's question. Are we showing our gratitude for one of the greatest gifts we've been given - our lives? Are we living the way we truly want to? Are we being the people we believe we're meant to be? Or are we letting too much other "stuff" get in the way?