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Wednesday
Jul242013

Window of Time

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WE EACH HAVE A WINDOW OF TIME.

Most of the time I don't even think about the time I've spent or what's left of my life. Most days, I live in the moment.

Sometimes, when I'm having a great day, or my kids do amazing things, or I realize how much I love my wife, a fear sneaks in to ruin things. It's the fear that my window of life will close.

That sneaking, stinking fear, left unchecked, can lead to depressing thoughts. When it tries to ruin my day, I call it out.

Instead of focusing on endings, I appreciate the window of time I have left.

Instead of dwelling on mistakes, I remember what I've learned from them and how they make me better.

Instead of feeling flawed, I remember that everyone is flawed and there is beauty in imperfection.

Within my window of time I choose whether my impact on others will be positive or negative.

I hope you to fight against the fear too. Make a positive impact. Leave a beautiful life behind that inspires others to live lives fully, just as you did.

Embrace your window of time.

Reader Comments (4)

It's hard not to feel that fear and maybe it's a good thing if you can do as you say and leave it behind and try to live in the way you recommend. Great post that makes you think. :-)

July 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrateful Fred

Thanks Fred. It's not always easy to do, but I try!

July 25, 2013 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

When fear approaches we got to stand taller, charge ahead and perhaps that fear will become a non-factor in the future.

Thank you for this.

July 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhelen quon

You're welcome, Helen.

July 25, 2013 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

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