Friday, May 2, 2014

it's about the doing

Some years ago I witnessed a moment, a conversation that embedded itself in my heart. At the bedside of a loved one who was just a few days away from losing consciousness and reaching the end of her life, a visitor gave her a card made of the most beautiful water-color painted silk. Knowing that this woman was an avid explorer in the arts, this really was a most ideal gift to give during these dark grey days. The dying woman held the card, eyes wide open, and exclaimed that this medium was something she'd always wanted to try. Then she got very quiet and said "I guess it's too late."

Are you waiting for the "perfect" moment to do something you've wanted to do? Are you waiting for the "perfect" time to take that leap of faith, to make a life change? Well "perfect" is a myth, a dream that will never come to fruition. So don't wait.  Accept life's imperfections, make your moment, make your opportunity happen. How sad it would be to reach the limit of your physical abilities or even the end of your life and to realize that you've been talking about the dream or whatever it was that you've always wanted to do, but you never got around to the doing.

So take a step today and take a new step every day. Make a plan, do one thing to move yourself along your way. Don't wait for the perfect moment, don't put your dream on hold and don't put that thing you've "always wanted to try" on your to-do list. Your life is going on right now and your time is precious.


Anonymous said...

Truer words were never written.

That is a beautiful picture to accent the post.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Annuk said...

Such a beautiful, inspiring post! Thank you! :)

Linda said...

Excellent story!