Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lenten Challenge, Day 11: Live

Live every day as if it were your last. Carpe Diem. Live life to the fullest.

I hate those phrases. I hate them because they've become so cliche that no one even realizes what they mean anymore. (Raises hand...guilty.) We go through the motions, stuck in our routine. Wake up, go to work, make dinner, play with kids, watch TV, go to bed, repeat. This is how we live.

But the person who first coined that phrase? They meant it to jar us from our routine. They meant it to shout, "Wake up, dammit!" How many days do we go through our routines missing the real life that's happening all around us?

Those phrases should mean being five minutes late to a meeting at work so you can give your kiddo that extra kiss and hug before you leave. They should mean missing your favorite TV show to ask your hubby how his day was at work, and really caring about the answer. They should mean unplugging from media and playing a game, calling a friend or talking with a neighbor.

They should mean really living. Now quit reading and go live.

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