How often do we wait to do many things? Like calling or visiting a loved one or friends? Like reading a book we’ve wanted to read? Like having dinner at the restaurant all our friends are raving about? How often do we desire to do any of the above and more?
As we grow older, we appreciate all the experiences we’ve had. Yet, we also know that with everything we’ve done, we could have and should have done more. It’s never about money or time—only about pushing the button and going for it.
We would have missed so much if we waited on doing things because we did not have the money. We never had that kind of money, not because we did not make a good living, but because we used our dough for the needs of our programs and people. We make choices and need to live by them. So, we traveled and explored the world regardless and paid our bills when they came due.
Example: We bought a pop-top VW in Germany and traveled and camped in most of Europe. When we arrived home, we decided to camp in Mexico. “Donka,” our VW, took us on a seven-and-a-half-month adventure—a camping trip through Mexico that turned into a memorable experience that proved both mystical and spiritual. What if we did not do this but waited or decided to not go? A very important part of our life would not have been lived.
As we sadly remember, we eventually sold our VW for what we bought it for. We all make mistakes, and that was a big one we did not have to do.
So, life and time continue to expire, but our memories remain. We have so many rich ones and remain grateful for each, even the questionable ones.
We live only now—Waiting may not be too wise—Here and now is all.