- Well, it's a sunny day
- I feel brand new
- There's about a million things
- That I could do!
- Would you like to
- Do them, too?
- Well, it's a big wide world
- And it's waiting for me and you!
I hear that song a lot because Piney LOVES Peep and The Big Wide World
LOVES LOVES LOVES
And the tune is catchy before it starts getting on your nerves.
I included it here because it goes along with my post and it is going on over and over in my head unfortunately.
My mom emailed me this YouTube video
about this guy's last speech before he dies.
He spoke about living your dreams and stuff.
It got me thinking. If I only had six more months to live- what would I do with my time?
Seriously I was stumped. I had to think.
Did I have any childhood dreams still waiting out there for me?
O.K. pretend you can't spend all your money. What would you do if you only had a few months left?
And I don't mean the typical answers of telling everyone you love them.
I mean what would you want to do that you haven't yet done?
Would you continue watching the same old TV series your addicted to?
Would you really eat icecream all day?
Would you leave all your money to your kids? To a good cause? What cause?
Would you do a death bed repentance?
Would you want to hike a mountain? Swim in the ocean?
Go back and visit your childhood home?
Quit your job and do what you really wanted to do all along?
I think I would want to listen to a lot of inspiring music
and look at deeply moving art
and maybe create some of my own.
I think I would want to go for walks in the forest every day
and touch everything
I would want to have a sleepover party with friends
and talk about nothing
I would want to look deeply into each of my children's eyes and soak them in forever
I would want to teach them everything important and meaningful that I could think of
I would want to give them my undivided attention.
I would want to watch the sun rise and set every day.
I would want to eat food that was delicious and made me feel good.
I would want to talk to everyone- my neighbors, the people I pass on the street
I wouldn't take anything for granted.
I would appreciate every step of my day. Every ordinary thing would be a wonder.
The question is- if that is the case- if that is what I would do then
What am I waiting for?
Why not live it now?
Labels: self help for adoptive moms, what to teach your kids