“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is short and it is easy to major in the minors.  The things that we allow to take up the major part of our life are really the minor things that really don’t matter. Unless you choose to live by design you will be living by default.  This is it.  Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.  There are no do-overs, so make it count.

Are you running your life or is your life running you?  Have you gotten so busy doing that you’re not living?  I have started to schedule myself into my day again.  I make time to replenish and to do something for me.  This is recent.  I used to do it on a regular basis and then I got so busy being busy that I stopped living my passion, stopped doing what I love and stopped nurturing the parts of me the renew me.

I love this picture. I can so picture myself doing that.  Age is really relative.  I have met some people who are chronologically young and act like they are old and worn.  I have met people who have lived many years but live life to the fullest and have a young vibrant spirit full of wonder and joy.  It is a choice who you will be.  As for me I am determined to grow younger every day!

My Challenge:  Do something fun, go on an adventure, pull out your markers and color, play, dance, do what makes you feel young and alive.  Do it today!  This is not a dress rehearsal!

Maria Elena Escobar