Don’t Miss Anything

Just this week I came across an article written by Jim Rohn about the six essential things for living a good life. You can read the whole article here, one of those essentials he named ‘Don’t Miss Anything’. He said his parents told him to never miss the game, the performance, the movie, the dance. Buy a ticket to everything you can.

I remember years ago I had seasons tickets to a local playhouse and they would rotate plays every two weeks. I loved going to the theater and seeing a live performance, but that was the 30 years ago and I can’t remember the last play I have seen in person. 

I would also go to the movie theater on a regular basis as well as eat out at least once a week. All that has changed dramatically during the pandemic this last year but I also know that I had stopped doing those things long before.

Reading Jim’s article caused me to take a look and ask myself why did I stop? And my initial answer is Life happened, but what’s true is Life stopped happening. I don’t say that to feel sorry for myself, but to tell the truth. Somehow my priorities changed and I became more serious.

About 2 months ago I took a trip to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. My wife and I spent our honeymoon there would usually go back a couple of times a year to have dinner or just simply sit  in the library and read. There are trails to walk and comfortable couches to relax on. It had been a number of years since I was there and one Saturday afternoon I decided to drop everything and just go. It’s about an hour away and it’s a beautiful drive. It was wonderful to be there again. I got a bite to eat in one of their new restaurants. It was a wonderful spur of the moment delight. There is no reason why I can’t do more of that, and thanks to Jim Rohn I am reminded of that.

Those are the times that we remember. Those are the things that make us feel we have a life well lived. These are challenging times but there is still plenty that can be done that fulfills us. Watch your favorite movies on Netflix, take a course online, Zoom with your family and friends on a regular basis. I have found it easy to fall into the trap of forgoing the things I used to do, but no more. 

Thank you Jim for the wake-up call.

Have a great week.


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