Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Finite Life

I hope this post finds you doing the things you love to do, pursuing your hobbies and interests, spending time with your family and friends, putting life in your days.

Life isn't guaranteed.  This was no more apparent then on Thursday here in Grand Rapids, MI.  A guy shot and killed 7 people, was in a high speed chase that put many people in danger, shooting at police officers the whole time it seemed.

I have several police officers as patients.  I think we all appreciate what they do for our community.  Something like this just struck home at what price sometimes they risk to do that.  It's sad that it takes the violent acts of a crazed individual to remind you to be thankful for people that risk their lives to keep us safe.  It's unfortunate that it takes death to remind us (me) that your not guaranteed another sunrise.

Don't procrastinate.  Don't waste time.  Be thankful for those that try to keep us safe.  Pursue your health so that you keep the good life in the years that you have.  Pursue something worthwhile.

Randy Pausche, author of the Last Lecture ( a book you must read if you haven't)  said something I like.

“We don’t beat the Reaper by living longer. We beat the Reaper by living well.”

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