Thursday, January 24, 2013

20,000 Days and Counting

20,000 Days and Counting


Have you ever thought about how long you have been alive?  Labeling it in years may not seem too dramatic, but when you think of how many days you have been here on earth, it becomes much more alarming.  This book was a true eye-opener into how we spend our days.  Have I accomplished the things I set out to accomplish?  Am I making a difference in anyone's life?  Do I live my life as though it could end tomorrow?  These are all thought provoking questions that are addressed in this book by author Robert Smith.  Think about the people in your life who have made the most influence-they chose not to sit on the sidelines while everyone else pursued the game of life.  They chose to take advantage of each moment they were given as though they realized they may not have a second opportunity to live that moment again.  And in reality, we don't have any do-overs in life.  We are daily writing our life's script, and there are no backspaces or delete buttons once the ink has touched the paper.  However, we can purpose to make the most out of the days that follow. 

No one wants to think about dying.  But until we accept the fact that we will not live forever (at least here on earth), we cannot truly grasp the importance of each day.  Each day adds a new tally mark to our life total, but are those tally marks adding up in value?  This book is a quick read (less than two hours) but it is packed with thought provoking questions that will get you focused on things that truly matter.  Because whether we are given 18,115 days or 30,552, each day counts.  Each moment matters.  And there are no adding extra tally marks at the end. 


I was given a complimentary copy of this book by BookSneeze.  The opinions expressed are my own. 

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