Well going into scroll 5 of the Greatest Salesman in the World, I now know why we are reading the Obituaries.
It starts out “I will live this day as if it is my last” We get so caught up in our day to day work to survive and pay the bills that we forget just how precocious each day, hour, minute and second that we are given is.
The passage later on really hit me.
“So too, I will beat upon my heart with gratitude as I consider all who greeted yesterday’s sunrise who are no longer with the living today. I am indeed a fortunate man and today’s hours are but a bonus, undeserved. Why have I been allowed to live this extra day when others, far better than I , have departed? Is it that they have accomplished their purpose while mine is yet to be achieved? Is this another opportunity for me to become the man I know I can be? Is there a purpose in nature? Is this my day to excel?”
I have been looking hard at that guy in the glass and asking why am i wasting the time that I have been given.
The journey continues…. Chip, Chip, Chip