I saw a sports headline the other day that said, "Play for Keeps!" I didn’t read the story, but it triggered a thought in me that has been in my mind ever since about the effort we put into things in our lives. This is a recurring theme for me – one I revisit in this blog again and again – this notion of living life to the fullest.
I think it is important that we continue to remind ourselves in life that we have but one life and there really is no room for half-assing it…not that we don’t all do that from time to time…of course it happens. But really, we should all be playing for keeps not on a rare occasion, but every single day. We have only one life and it is filled with opportunities to experience a myriad of things and people, yet so often we passively go through life and push off living to the fullest for another day or week or month or even year.
Yes, I revisit this topic often in my blog…I continue to remind myself of the importance of living my life in the way it should be lived – with more than a nod to the fact that life and the opportunities presented within it are the ultimate gift – life is a full-on contact sport and I want to do as the headline said – "Play for Keeps!"
Day three hundred and fifty-nine of the new forty – obla di obla da