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Roots of She (a favorite website) is asking us to be the big sister and share what we have learned with the hope that it is of benefit to women 10 years younger than ourselves. Cool idea, huh? This project will continue in the weeks ahead and I'm excited to share from my own perspective as well as reading what advice others are sharing so that I can use in my own life.
I am inviting you to participate as well, and would love it if you left a comment at the end of this post. Here we go !!
*I wish I'd listened more, talked less. I wish I had kept a journal and written down all the things I thought I'd remember and didn't. I wish I had listened to the whisper in my heart that always tells me the truth. I wish I had listened to the advice that I was given instead of "finding it out for myself"...much too late. I wish I'd watched less t.v. (did any of it add to my life? if it had been my last day here would I have watched that show?) Time is my most valued possession and it's the one thing I can't get more of, and I have no idea how much I have left. But I do decide how I "spend" it.
*Since none of us know if this is our last day - I want to spend as much of it as I can doing exactly what I love and I want to remember that even the part of the day that I'm unable to do what I want - each breath is still a gift I want to receive.
*If I could only tell you one truth that I absolutely know for sure - it would be to make taking care of yourself the #1 priority. You can get away with making bad choices for a long long time - but there is a price tag waiting for you - count on it. Your body is the most amazing and priceless miracle - take care of it TODAY.
*Your future depends of the choices you make today. Nothing is insignificant. Create the life you want - don't sit and wait for it to happen. WHAT DO YOU WANT ?? - the sky is the limit. Too many times on December 31st I have looked back at the year and "wished" I had lost more weight, or visited Paris, or become debt free. On your planner or calendar write in what steps you need to take to make it happen. Divide those by 12 for monthly tasks, then divide by 4 for weekly tasks, then divide by 7 days showing you what you need to do TODAY to make it happen. Because you deserve it - all of it - and more - with a cherry on top.
One more thing - it's never too late.