I've been thinking a lot about our visit to a restaurant last week. Not so much about the meal itself, although it was memorable. We were at a parradilla spot with a friend and ordered the dinner that was billed as serving 2-3. What came out of the kitchen was a bowl of salad that really served one (they're not too into salads here), a bowl of potatoes I'd say for four, and a HUGE platter of grilled every-kind-of-meat-you-can-think-of that would serve 2-3------lions. Wow.
What really stuck with me wasn't the restaurant or the meal--it was the proprietor of the place. He spoke very little English, but there was one phrase he absolutely loved to repeat. And it was not just what he said but how he said it--with a huge smile on his face--with animated body language that transcends verbal communication--with-----with gusto.
I'd like to humbly suggest you take a few quiet moments and contemplate the power of such a simple question.
"Why?," ask "Why not?."
"Why are you going?," ask "Why are you staying?."
What if _______ goes wrong?," ask "What if it doesn't?."
Then perhaps you'll be moved to:
Do something new.
Do something interesting.
Do something fun.
What have you really got to lose except another safe, predictable, dare I say, boring day?
We all live an endless succession of "now." Each of our moments is our unique capital, our individual treasure, while on this earth. Your capital cannot be saved or hoarded. It is constantly being used up, one moment at a time, either by you or someone else. Choose to spend it wisely.