Over the weekend I saw a sign off the side of the road that managed to gain my attention. The sign was a simple one with a very simple message, and that message was “What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Now, if you think about this “subliminally” (which I am always prone to do), then you can probably find “hidden” messages within these words. The fact that the word “wild” was used seemed to implicate (to me) that everyone should find a way to “have fun” with your one life. Roller coasters are wild. Surf boarding is wild. Anything that seems “adventurous yet fun” might be considered wild. Do you feel as though you are having a wild fun life right now? Are you at the stage where you would even consider having one right now? The fact that the word “one” preceded the word “wild” meant to me that you only have “one life” with which to make it enjoyable. The hidden meaning for me here was to have as much fun as I can with my “one opportunity.” If you knew your life was going to end tomorrow, would you be upset at not being able to do some of the things you always wanted to do? If you are like most people, the answer to that question would be “yes.” Well, since you are still alive now and able to read this, then you still have the chance to do something “awesome.” The word “precious” also has meaning, because if you are going to enjoy a fun life then it should have “value.” I am not trying to tell anyone how to live, because just about everyone is different. However, if your life doesn’t feel fulfilling to you then I suggest you make changes. When you’re dead, you’re dead, and everything you saved up won’t matter anymore, so enjoy what you have while you are “still able to enjoy it.” That doesn’t mean that you have to go out and do something illegal. That just means that you might want to go out and make the best of this one life you have. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very “best” that life has to offer.
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