Country music star Brad Paisley wrote a song called, “A Letter To Me,” and the basic idea of the song was… if he could write a letter to himself; write it now but somehow send it back to his teenage self, what would he say? In the song he takes the opportunity to give his younger self a few valuable tidbits of advice. Don’t argue with dad. Fill the tank before one particular date. Wait, never mind. That date turned out “pretty cool.” The lyrics, when I heard them today, made me wonder, what would I put in a letter to my younger self? Continue reading
I think procrastination should be considered a much greater sin than it is by spiritual people. Consider this: Life is precious. Few of us will disagree about that. Life is also a gift: it’s a gift you received from a mother and father. Most of us are courteous enough to express our appreciation for such a gift and we (typically) do so, when you think about it, by giving cards and gifts to our parents on the appropriate, specified holidays – Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day. But life is also kind of like a marriage: if you ONLY express your appreciation for it on your anniversary, and the rest of the year you treat it as if it’s a low priority, then eventually it really is just taken for granted. Life, like your parents and your spouse, should be appreciated every day and that appreciation should be expressed.