I know there are 365 days in a year. But that wasn’t my question.
“How many days do you have each year?”
You might be thinking, don’t we all get the same amount?
But it isn’t 365 days.
Play along with me here and lets make the assumption that you have a full time job.
240 days go to your employer or your business, and that isn’t including any overtime.
Now we only have 125 days each year. Not such a large number after all.
But do we really receive all 125 days to do as we please? Or are some automatically taken way?
Mother’s day – 1 day
Father’s day – 1 day
Christmas – 2 days
Christmas with the extended family – 2 day
Christmas with friends – 2 day
Family birthdays- 10 days
Your Friends’ birthdays – 5 days
Children’s friends’ birthdays – 5 days
Children’s sport (summer & winter) – 30 days
Volunteer commitments – 3 days
House maintenance – 12 days
You might have different categories and some of the totals might be higher or lower, but that is a total of 73 days.
Leaving only 52 days.
I can hear some people saying. “52 days all to myself! I would love that.”
But how are we spending those 52 days?
We never seem to have time to do the things we love, we waste our time doing the mundane or fill our time with busyness, and we waste our days by putting things off to tomorrow.
Our day-to-day life is just that, day-to-day. As we are in it, each and every day, we don’t notice that each evening when the sun sets, there goes another day, never to return.
We keep putting things off to another day, as we believe our days are endless.
I am not talking about our dying days here, (even though that is true too) but just look at the things we put off each year, the things we didn’t get around to doing.
The end of the year always seems so far away in January, but the beginning of the year seems like yesterday in December.
The past and future are equal distances from where we are now. Tomorrow is as redundant as yesterday. By putting things off to tomorrow we place untouched moments in the locked hands of yesterday.
Today is one of your 52 days. Unpack it deliberately, with love and passion doing something that makes you feel alive.
Be today and live immediately.