Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things are settled down a bit.’
This was part of an email that was sent to me by my sister a day or so ago. I had received the same email many times in the last few years. For some reason the above lines shouted out to me. I thought of all of the things I have wanted to do in my life, what I had accomplished and what I have to look forward too. First, I have to face the truth. I am a procrastinator, if I don’t want to do something I find a reason not to do it. I am going to try and change that attitude.
I began the day by waking up at 5:30 AM. Instead of rolling over and going back to sleep I actually got up. After 30 minutes exercise, a 15 minute rest to read the morning paper, and breakfast I cleaned the bathroom. This is something I hate to do. Even though I only have a small bathroom as opposed to two bathrooms before, one of which was very large. So I am feeling pretty proud of myself since I didn’t put it off till tomorrow. Next on my list is running the vacuum in the living room and dusting the furniture. Well, maybe I will get around to that in a day or two.
I have an appointment in the morning with the doctor who thinks he is God. I didn’t want to see him again but since he is my only choice for heart specialist here in town I have to see him as a follow-up to my hospital stay. Not looking forward to that.
My daughter is stopping by to have lunch with me today so I should start to think about that. This is Wednesday and the week is half over, so don’t waste a minute of the day.