Life is short, time is fast,
no replay, no rewind,
so enjoy over moment as it comes!
It's a typical Sunday morning, and while now and then I might miss other featured posts, I never miss this one. Writing Reflections is like a restaurant owner making the deposit at the end of the day or week. This is a way for me to start a new week fresh tomorrow, and tie up a few loose thoughts from the previous week.
Yesterday I got one of those silly anniversary emails from Facebook. It was eleven years ago I signed into Facebook for the first time. I remember my daughter telling me it was a little creepy to see her Dad on Facebook. Initially, I guess I was too old and just didn't fit the profile.
And there it is...one of two points I wanted to make this morning.
You're NEVER too old for anything. I've written a lot about my definition of success - waking up each morning smiling and excited about the day ahead. We're all part of an industry where we can't stop learning. Why? Because if you stop, you'll stagnate and live a relatively unfulfilled life. So, whether it's expanding your technique in your skills as an artist; leaping into the marketing and business side of life, or working on your bucket list - growth only happens outside your comfort zone.
My second point is how fast time flies. It accomplishes nothing to look back, wishing you'd done something different or as Sheila says, "Don't should on yourself." But there are moments when we all wish we had done something differently or chosen a different path. Time is like shooting chrome back in the film days - it was unforgiving. You either got the shot, or you missed it, and the lab couldn't fix it for you!
So you just roll with it. Learn from your mistakes, file them away, and move on. The key is moving on and not wasting time or energy on regrets.
And then there's Facebook...
While most of us are on Facebook, we rarely love everything they do. Their ever-changing policies and robotic approach to the way they communicate leaves us longing to talk to a live body.
Regardless, I love what happened with my "Faceversary" yesterday. The system chose a group of my followers to make up the artwork on the right, and also picked some great friends!
Wishing everybody a day filled where time goes by slow enough for you to savor every minute with good friends, but fast enough to not feel like you're watching a broadcast of a congressional session on the news! Go for the full impact of those eleven-second hugs I always suggest and think back to when the "huggee" came into your life!
Happy Sunday...or Monday if you're on the other side of the world!
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