Happy Friday 5 – Don’t Sweat the Petty Things
Quote I’m pondering:
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
– Joseph Campbell (from Gratefulness.org daily email. Good stuff, go sign up.)
What I’m contemplating: “Will I live five years or 50?,” an article by Summer McStravick on her insights after overcoming cancer. Here is an excerpt:
But the 5-year plan has decreed that my next five years need to be über rich, like the creamiest, fattiest ice cream. Five years of extra-everything, tucked into the 50, like a spike on a graph. I love that feeling: I get five massively juicy, balanced, stress-free, family-filled years packed with travel, writing, and anything else that feeds my soul. I’ve given myself total permission.
Doesn’t that sound like it should be my 50-year plan too? That’s what makes it so interesting … why does one plan get to be so yummy, and the other so drab? Why did it take cancer to refocus me into allowing myself these pleasures and refusing to be stressed over anything? The 50-year plan pops up as being full of denial, and “just get through it” and “you’ll get it later” type thinking. I love that I can see that contrast so strikingly now.
Time is short, no matter how you slice it. Live it like you mean it.
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What I’m sleeping with: But, wait! There’s more…