Happy Saturday, gang! I hope everyone is having a great day. I’m still battling the left over effects of the headache from the pits of Hell, but I’m still pushing on to be productive. Today, I would like to share with you an important life lesson that I have learned from Cindy’s passing.
Well, it’s not exactly accurate to say that I just “learned” it, because I’ve known it for quite some time, it’s more correct to say that it has recently been driven home in a very big way. As you might have guessed by the graphic, the life’s lesson is “don’t wait; follow your dreams NOW!”
I firmly believe that we all come to Earth with a purpose and a dream to fulfill, even if we don’t initially know what that dream is. The sad part is that we only have so much time to accomplish that dream and many of us keep waiting for the “perfect” time (which doesn’t exist) and, thusly, many of us never accomplish what we came here to do.
Cindy’s passing has shown me, in no uncertain terms, that no one is guaranteed tomorrow. If you have a dream, the time to pursue it is NOW! Don’t wait. Get started TODAY! Take a step – no matter how small – toward your dream. Don’t put it off. As the saying goes, “Don’t die with your music inside you.”
If you have a desire to do something, but you’re not sure what that “something” is, make two lists. On the first list, write down the things you love and that you are passionate about. On the second list, write down what you’re good at. Now, see how those two lists match up and where they cross over each other. That will help you find what brings you joy and should point you in the direction of your purpose.
As for me, I have long wanted to be a writer of inspirational books. I have always tried to encourage people and my goal has been to be a “cheerleader to the world.” (Don’t worry, I won’t be wearing the skirt or waving the pom-poms.) While this dream has been in my mind and heart for decades, I always let life and self-doubt get in the way. Well, you know what? That changes NOW! I’m going to follow that dream. I’m going to let people know that they are important and that they are meant for great things. I firmly believe that and that is the message I intend to share.
I’m also going to follow my dream to write and publish other books on wrestling, autograph collecting and anything else that makes my heart sing. That’s my dream and that’s what I’m going to do.
Losing Cindy is a terrible price to pay for this stark reminder, but it’s not one that I will waste. I don’t want my eulogy to be one of “what might have been,” but I want people to remember me for “what was.”
What is your dream and what are you doing to make it a reality?