On this shortest day of the year, we cannot help but think of the shortness of life.
We only have one life. Let us wake up and take notice.
This is our work.
Think about a friend who lives in another state or country.
How often do you see them?
Once every other year perhaps?
If you’re 40, that means that you'll probably see them only about 19 more times at the most … if you’re both lucky.
19 is not a lot. 19 is a little. (For visual context, 19 is the number of dogs in the photos at the bottom of this email.)
So what do we do with the shortness of life?
Seriously though. What are we supposed to do with that information?
We like to remind ourselves that in life, there is no “there.”
You will never “arrive.”
THIS IS IT.
This right here.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Close your eyes. Feel your hands. Reopen them and see the world with eyes of wonder.
Isn’t it beautiful?
(Oh, and if somebody came to mind when we mentioned that friend who lives far away, consider sending them a quick note or giving them a quick call today and let them know you’re thinking about them.)
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Image Credit: Saratoga Dogwalkers