Sadly, I just received this note from a prospective customer who has been
shopping us for a few years:
“Due to health problems, terminal, please remove us from your mailing list.
Wow. What an eye-opener. Messages like that really hit home, and remind me
why it is so important to grab all you can out of life, right now, while it
is there for the grabbing. Waiting for a “good time” to live your dreams is
not necessarily the best plan. Sometimes we spend so much time waiting for
the perfect moment that we miss the only moment we had.
There is a quote by Zachary Scott that I love - “As you grow older, you’ll
find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.” And as I
grow older, his words ring more and more true. How many things have I not
done in my life because I always thought there would be a tomorrow? How
many times have I said “no” to friends and family because I “didn’t have
time”. Lessons learned the hard way are lessons well learned, and I have
learned quite a few, but nothing more important than learning that time is
all we really have, and that we lose a little bit of it every second, every
day, every month, every year.
Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.