We get one chance at a minute or a day. There are no do overs. When we get to the end of a day, can we look back and say that we made a difference? Can we look in the mirror and be happy with what we see? Do we know that the time spent in those minutes resulted in something good, even if only planted seeds that still need to grow and mature?
There are 1,440 minutes in a day. If you subtract eight hours of those minutes for sleeping then you have 960 minutes left to do something amazing. Sometimes those amazing things come from the tasks you are doing to nourish your own soul. My work in the Bring Smiles to Seniors program reminds me of that every day. In my quest to ensure that my heart is full, you, all of my volunteers and I touch many lives each and every day. Our cards become blessings, friendships, words of encouragement and proof that we care for each other. That is a beautiful thing.
The thing about days are that we don’t ever get to experience them twice. We may do the same activity over and over, but those 1,440 minutes are unique and unrepeatable. I don’t believe that anyone wants to get to the end of those 1,440 minutes and have regret that they were wasted. Although in reality that is often just what happens. Then, before we know it, 1,440 minutes have turned into 43,200 and eventually 525,600. We are left questioning where the time went and what do we have to show for it?
Doing good work and good deeds nourishes our soul. It leaves us with a feeling of satisfaction that we made the most of the minutes we have been given. One of the beautiful things in life is when we can do for others after ensuring our own well being. Making a difference in the life of someone else is one of the reasons that we are here. When we embrace that fact and make every minute count, it is only then that we know and understand the purpose of our being granted every minute that we live.
Have a great weekend and remember to be the reason someone smiles.
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