June 22, 2011 Johannasawalha

Is Life Short or Is Life Long?

Is life short or is life long?  What is your vote?

Mine is that life is long.

And that there is plenty of time to do what you want to do.

Because it is the length it is and I can’t do anything about that.

So might as well relate to it like it is long.

That is the thing with things you can’t do anything about.

Better learn to love them because they are there, whether you like it or not.

For example – it is really hot in San Antonio this time a year.

Good thing I like hot weather – but if I didn’t, I would arm myself with yet another pool pass or buy shade sails, or get a night job so I would sleep through the hot days.

Take exercise.  It is not like we can skip it (as much as we try).  Keep looking till you find your favorite workout (many New York friends’ favorite is Patricia’s IntenSati – check it – it is so great and so is she).

Or your mother-in-law.  The woman that gave birth to your husband.  The grandmother of your children.  Find a way to love her if only for those two things.  No one says you have to love her as much as you do your children, but she is in it for the long haul in this your long life.  Don’t let your gray hairs over her shorten yours.

I love the thought that life is long.

In fact, I love thinking any thought that frees me up and gives me more room to breathe.  Especially around the stuff I have little or no control over.

You have multiple choice today for your responses:

You strongly agree.

You strongly disagree.

You’d like to talk more about it.



PS.  If you’re worried that your body will conk out whether you believe life is long or short, check out Dan Buettner and team on TED who study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age:


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