On New Year's Eve, I went to urgent care.
I was sitting next to two older women who were filling out paperwork. One of the women asked the other, "What's your birthdate?" The other woman replied, "11/14/23."
I was stunned for a moment. We were about to ring in 2020, and I was sitting next to a woman who was around the last time we had a decade in the 20's. She was back to the 20's!
And I just sat there in awe of the miracle of the life we each get to live.
Think about it for a minute. All the years, all the days, all the hours and minutes and sunrises and sunsets—given to each one of us.
To spend how we want.
It's easy to take it for granted. It's easy to get in a hurry and think we don't have enough time. It's easy to think we don't have a choice and just keep making the same choices out of habit instead of deliberate consciousness.
But the truth is, you have been given a gift.
The woman I sat next to has been given over 35,000 days—35,000 chances to love and grow and evolve and create and shape and stretch. 35,000 fresh starts, new beginnings, try-agains, and choose-agains. Perhaps you will get less than that. Perhaps you will get more. But each one of them is a gift.
It's funny, because in one day it doesn't seem like we can do much. But stack a few of them together and you see the power of compounding. Stack 35,000 of them together and you've got some serious power to get whatever you want.
Whatever you want.
Stop telling yourself that you don't have a choice and it won't make a difference.
You have today. And it's a gift.
Are you using it?
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