Ripples v11.42: First and Last!
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Monday, October 26, 2009
Do each activity that you enjoy as if it is your first and last time doing it. Do it with the wonder and excitement of the first time and the appreciation and cherishing of the last time.
-written and submitted by Brett B., Madison WI
The heart may freeze or it can burn;
The pain will ease if I can learn;
There is no future, there is no past;
I live this moment as my last.
There’s only us, there’s only this;
Forget regret, or life is yours to miss;
No other road, no other way;
No day but today.
-“Rent,” submitted by Jessie M., Lincoln NE
I had a FIRST and a LAST this week: I delivered my FIRST presentation in the great state of Texas on my LAST trip of the year. I tried to take my dear friend Brett’s advice included as this week’s pebble; I discovered that it takes just a little effort to combine the enthusiasm of initial adventures with the savoring of final glances to transform an everyday experience into a precious gift.
Something magical awaits you this week if you select a mundane task or special project and take an extra moment to examine the perspectives of FIRST and LAST.