“Choose life! Only that and always! At whatever risk. To let life leak out, to let it wear away by the mere passage of time, to withhold giving and spending it is to choose nothing.” -Sister Helen Kelly
Wow! That is a powerful statement!
I admit, the past few months have not been months where I squeezed every ounce out of life. It has been a time of healing, some numbness, sadness (and joy), and even depression. I do believe there is a time for every season, and this was a season on the melancholy side of life. However, I also believe there is an end to every season and that without intentional action I would remain in my previous season for many more months.
I realized, while listening to some speakers at my recent business convention, that I am ready to move forward. I am ready to experience energy, passion, and the extraordinary life that I love so much. I do not want another day, week, or month to go by and have it be marked by the “mere passage of time.”
I choose life! I choose to make the effort necessary to engage my life. I choose to engage my senses . . .
– breathing in the scents of fresh air and a new rain
– taking in the sights of a beautiful sunrise and clouds that look like fire
– listening to the laughter of my family
– touching the soft skin of my children as I tuck them in at night
– tasting my food and enjoying the flavor of each bite
There is so much to experience in this life.
Is your life marked by the mere passing of time or are you fully engaged?
What experiences and senses energize your life and passions?
Will you choose life right now? What step will you take today?