What does this quote mean to YOU?

The late author, missionary, and public speaker Lillian Dickson (1901-1983) once said the following:

"Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once."

I agree completely with the above quote. You can't use the same coin twice unless you visit the same establishment repeatedly and happen to get back a coin you provided when making an earlier purchase. But the chances of that occurring are slim to nil.

We get only one life to live on this earth, so we might as well make the most of it. The time you're spending reading this post you will never ever get back, so it is my hope that you see it as time well spent.

Spend as much time as you possibly can with those you love. Indulge your hobbies. Listen to your favorite songs. Eat your favorite foods. Work toward achieving whatever it is you have on your so-called bucket list, whether it's getting a master's degree, having three kids, or visiting every continent at least once.

We all want the satisfaction that comes with knowing we've done everything -- or most of the things -- we've set out to do in our lives. But that won't happen unless we make the best use of our time -- starting today. If you put things off until tomorrow, next month, or next year, you may never get around to doing them.

Seize the day and explore all your possibilities!

How would you interpret Dickson's quote?  Do you try to live life to the max?

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2 comments:

Priscilla King said...

I'll never achieve everything I want to achieve in this life. I want a few extra lives (even though I'm not desperate to extend the one I get). Meanwhile, it's *something* to achieve what I want to achieve in any given day! (Being hyperthyroid I tend to think this means "Work faster." When other people, animals, weather, the Internet, etc., are involved, it obviously means "Set realistic goals.")

How to Understand People said...

Thank you for sharing, Priscilla.