Today is Friday.
For those of us who live and work for the weekend. Monday to Friday are spacer days. We slog through a week of school or work looking forward to our two days of fun and rest.
That’s a shame considering that the weekdays comprise over 71% of our lives. And if you’re like the average teenager who sleeps in ’til noon on the weekends, that doesn’t leave much time to live – perhaps a mere 24 hours per week.
If you only feel engaged and alive the equivalent of one out of every seven days, that works out to only 10 years of life over a 70-year lifetime. 60 years is a lot of time to waste.
So let’s stop wasting another precious moment.
Fill this day – and every day – with meaningful moments. Plan something to look forward to throughout each day not just the weekends. Talk to your best friends and the people you love every day, and don’t waste a second of that time in distracted conversation, arguing over matters that will make no difference in a month or a year, or neglecting to share the best that is in your heart.
Don’t miss this day’s many opportunities to make a positive difference in your home, your school, your workplace or your community. Look for those fleeting chances to do what you can to help someone in need: a kind word, a helping hand, a hug or a smile.
Each day we walk past many doors and windows. Look for the windows through which you can shine light on someone else’s life. Don’t pass them by.
Don’t miss out on the beauty in each day. Look into the eyes of the people you meet. Listen with care. Choose your words. Seize these fleeting opportunities to truly connect with your world and the people who make your life worthwhile.