Updated: Nov 7
“ Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”
- Pope Paul VI
Each of us has an expiration date. It isn’t visible–we can’t see it. It isn’t foreseeable–we can’t know it. It may be far into the future or much sooner than we expect.
So how do we deal with this inevitability?
There’s one simple way to confront the reality of our own expiration dates: make every day–and every opportunity–count.
Start each day with the awareness that it could be your last–and act accordingly. Embrace the opportunities that every day brings–and act on them as they arise. Make use of the time and talents you’ve been given to become the best version of yourself. And do it now.
Each of us is given a finite number of tomorrows. None of us can avoid our inevitable ending. But we can live in such a way now, so we have no regrets then.
Are you living your present in context of your expiration date? Consider these questions to help you make the most of your now:
How are you using the talents and gifts you’ve been given?
What do you want to accomplish before your expiration date?
Would you live your life differently if you knew your expiration date? If so, how?
What would you embrace–and let go–if you knew your expiration date was approaching?
What impact do you want to have on those around you–and on the world around you–before your expiration date?
If your expiration date were today, would you have lived the life you were meant to live?
Tomorrow isn’t a promise, so live your best life today.
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