Ever notice how a person's life can change from one minute to the next?
There are many other positive and negative life-changing minutes. Yes, I understand that when you say "I Do," there were most likely months or even years of courting, and when you hear your child's first cry there were months of anxious waiting and excitement, but these actual events seldom take more than a few minutes to actually happen. And then your life is never the same.
I have experienced many positive and negative life-changing minutes during my 70 plus years of traveling down the highways of life, and I can tell you that from my perspective one can never really know the full and total consequences or impacts of these life-changing minutes - whether it is as a parent of a child, a business owner, or the son or daughter of a parent who has left this earth plane forever.
So, Tim, what is your point in this week's booster?
I would urge you to understand the critical importance of each of the momentary events that has or will impact your future. They each bring with them a series of new consequences, challenges, opportunities, and decisions. Make these decisions carefully when you can, recognizing that in the end, each of us is responsible for our own destiny and how that is defined by us and the world and the quality of our lives and what we take from this life and what we give back to it. Yes, there are many events that occur in our lives that are beyond our ability to control or understand. But, we can still learn to live with acceptance, passion, freedom, faith, courage and patience regardless of the impact of these events in our lives.
The adventure of life is just that, an adventure. It brings with it surprises, lessons, failures, people who impact our attitudes and behavior, uncertainty, opportunity and lots and lots of questions. But, in the end each of us will be held accountable by life not just for how we lived it, but who we helped, what we shared, who we scorned and what we left undone.
Relish the moments of your life this new year - each and every one of them. Because the rest of your life could change forever - in the next minute!