Blog 2529 – 09.30.2022
One More Day
A line from Bonnie Raitt’s hit song, “Nick of Time,” comes to mind: “Life gets mighty precious when there’s less of it to waste.” When we are young the summers seems so long as if they would last forever, but before you know it September arrives then autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve. These are all special days to be sure, but learning to live each day as if it were our last is an important secret to getting the most out of life and not missing a single opportunity to show love. Three short phrases that I recently added to my daily mantra are: “I am patient, I am persistent, but above all I am kind. Those three things are a good working definition of what love is, patient, persistent, and kind.
Years ago while on a two month work assignment to the western slope of the Rocky Mountains near a small town in Colorado called Delta my lovely and loving wife drove up from Houston for a visit. One weekend while she was there we drove to Grand Junction to a multiplex theatre to see a movie together that I had already seen in the theatre by myself. It was called About Time. I love time travel movies and romantic comedies and this movie is the best of both.
It seems that the young male lead in the movie has discovered that the men in his family have the ability to time travel back to anytime in their lives at will. But the big catch is that you have to be very careful after your children are born not to change anything that might prevent them from having been conceived at the exact moment that they were or you might come back to a different child entirely.
The ability comes in quite handy for reliving moments and correcting things you would have done differently. The great lesson that the young man learns is that a far better way to live is by paying closer attention to our actions and choices and thereby eliminating the need to travel back in time to correct missteps and missed opportunities altogether. Being patient, persistent, and above all kind is quite helpful in this endeavor. It isn’t fool-proof but then such is life that it always leaving us wanting and wishing for one more day, one more hour, one more sunset…
Your friend and fellow traveler,
One More Day