I’ve mentioned a few times throughout this year that I continue to be amazed at the chance encounters and serendipitous moments that I have had over and over again. You’d think by now that I would realize it happens so frequently for a reason and not be shocked each time. I should come to expect it.
That being said, there are many times where I have received a note or a message or a call from someone and my immediate thought was “I have been meaning to talk to you!” or “I was just thinking about you!” All too often, I find myself saying or thinking those very words. Why didn’t I reach out when the thought occurred to me? Why did I let the thought fall to the backburner? Yes, I am just as busy as the next person and yes some things truly can wait…but what if it can’t?
So today, I am here to say….do it.
Is there someone you have been meaning to check on? Do it.
Is there someone you desperately want to visit? Do it.
Is there a play date you want to have? Do it.
Let’s take it a step further…
Is there somewhere you want to explore? Do it.
Is there an activity you want to try? Do it.
Is there a trip you want to plan? Do it.
Is there a hug you want to give someone? Do it – and make it a BIG hug.
Is there a book you want to read? Do it.
Is there a book you want to write? Do it.
Is there a meal you want to make? Do it.
Is there a garden you want to plan? Do it.
So often, I find myself saying things like “I’ll get to that someday” or “One of these day I want to…” or “Eventually…” or “When life slows down…”. Do we ever accomplish those elusive tasks? Or do they sit out in the universe somewhere, floating about in the hopes that we someday remember them? Are these tasks hoping that we will stop making excuses and reach out to grab them and all of the wonderfulness that they encompass?
Whatever it is, big or small, that is on your mind or in your heart – DO IT. Right now. Today. Go. We don’t know what tomorrow may bring.