Life is funny, though. We don't get a list, that we can check off. Yeah, I'll take that one, and that one, and maybe a little of that.
Nope, we just get what we get. We have to play the hand that we are dealt.
A friend of mine called me today. Her husband is going through a hellish combo of chemo and radiation. He is a good man, never smoked, never drank.
It isn't fair.
But you know what?
Life isn't fair. No one ever said that it was.
Years ago, I went to a counselor, back when my life was beginning to unravel.
I said, "It's not fair."
He looked at me with a look I will never forget.
"Who told you that life would ever be fair?"
Actually, no one told me that. It was something that I wanted, so I just assumed it so.
But it is not true, not now, not ever.
I was watching the end of Oprah the other day.....I happened to get home and it was still on. There were these 80 year old twin ladies, cute as a button. They ran a soup kitchen, and Oprah was telling them that they were getting a year's worth of food from a big grocery chain..........Oprah asked them how they kept up the pace. One of them smiled sweetly and said, "When it's my time, I want Him to take me ON MY FEET."
Oh, Lord, I do so love that statement. I could have hugged that girl right then and there.
Yes, take me ON MY FEET. Still living, still working, still doing, still struggling. On my feet.
LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
So what do you want to do? What do you love? What makes your heart sing?
Whatever it is, don't leave it until later, because you don't know how much "later" you will have.
Do it now. As much as you can, live it now.
If there's something you want to learn, something you want to experience, somewhere you want to go, there is no time like now.