Robert Herrick wrote a poem that had this verse,
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.
And in the movie, Dead Poets Society , Robin Williams implores the students to live life to the fullest, to reach beyond the complacent living that is so tempting and make their lives extraordinary.
I wonder how often we actually wake up and purposefully make our lives extraordinary.
Seriously, this about your day today.
How did you wake up?
What did you do in the first 30 minutes?
What did you do in the last 30 minutes?
What about all of those tiny seconds in between?
Do we work hard to live our lives to make an impact,
Or do we simply impact our lives hard to live for work?
Each one of us have the opportunity to rise above the norm, to stretch beyond the comfort, to strive above to greater heights.
It is up to each of us to choose what influence we will have,
And it is up to us whether we choose to live for dyin’ or die trying to live.
Which will you choose?
Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even avapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.James 4:14