Ripples #686: Width of Life!
For our tribe of 31,043 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
I don’t want to get to the end of my life
and find that I just lived the length of it.
I want to have lived the width of it as well.
The value of life
is not in the length of days,
but in the use we make of them;
a man may live long
yet very little.
-Montaigne, submitted by Diana in the Philippines
How about together we all agree to explore the width of our days this week? Even if you are quite busy with work or school or chores or whatever, see if you can commit to a detour from the usual craziness to explore the unique possibilities of right here, right now. Look around with fresh eyes and then take a few deep breaths and step into the moment in order to look, to live, to be. Notice any opportunities to take an alternate route, experiment with new activities or people, or otherwise savor grandeur that lies within this particular moment. I believe you’ll find it worth the effort.