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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jane Rule

"It's not the length but the quality of life that matters to me.  It has always been important to me to write one sentence at a time, to live every day as if it were my last and judge it in those terms, often badly, not because it lacked grand gesture or grand passion but because it failed in the daily virtues of self-discipline, kindness and laughter."

1931 - 2006
Canadian Writer

Are you focused on the big picture or do you live each day as if it was your last?  The challenge is to balance both.  You need the big picture of where you are going, but you need to live as if each day is your last.  And by that I don't mean spending all day with family and doing nothing.  Living each day as your last has to do with your passion, purpose, desire, priorities and commitment.  Are you focused on the right priorities?  Are you focused on the passion in your life?  Are you committed to doing your best each and every day.  Are you focused on the virtues of self-discipline, kindness and laughter?