I was having a perfectly lazy Sunday morning of laying around and crocheting while previewing audiobooks from the online library catalog when the power went out. I realized I better get my lazy tush up and get done what I could while it’s still light out.
I sprang into action, changing sheets, tidying up and doing whatever could be done without electricity. The power came back on about 40 minutes later. I had a thought while I was checking the soy ice cream to make sure it was still good. (One can’t be too careful about these things!) I thought that electricity is such a luxury. It makes you feel like you can do whatever you want whenever you want.
Stay with me. This is not a post where I am going to implore you to be grateful for electricity. You already know all about that, right? I thought so! It’s actually about something more serious. It’s about the illusion of having time to do what you want, whenever you want.
Luke Perry, actor and 90s heartthrob, died earlier this week after a massive stroke. He was only 52 years-old. He had a steady role on a TV show. He was the proud father of two kids, nearing adulthood. He was engaged to be married. He had what appeared to be a really great life and much to look forward to. He seemed to be fit and healthy. Would he have any reason to believe that it was all about to end? As wonderful a life as he seemed to have, I imagine that he would have liked to have accomplished, learned and experienced even more.
So, I am going to sign off with a question and a blessing: What do you want to get done here on earth before the light goes out? May you accomplish and experience all that you’ve dreamed of doing, being, serving, loving and having.
Now get busy!