Today, is March 2, 2010. Joe, my clever 8-year-old boy, was heading off to school this morning when he said "hey Dad, today's date is three-two-one-zero!" That is very cool. I didn't see that coming. I told him "that has never happened before and never will again in our lifetime".
Today, I talked with a friend who is struggling with tremendous financial issues. I so much wish that I could help him, but my small offering wouldn't come close to making his problems go away. He is wondering how (or if) he will ever overcome this.
He reads this blog and knows about my struggles with my weight and exercise. Not that long ago, I also was wondering if I was just stuck for the rest of my life with my bad habits, my current weight, my pathetic fitness level (and now I might have some tendonitis in my knee)...would I ever overcome this? Both of us were feeling down.
Back to my boy, Joe. He seemed so excited about the numbers. Throughout the day, I started thinking of it as a countdown to some blast-off. Whether it is the launch of a space shuttle, or the beginning of a race, the action usually starts after the countdown, 3-2-1-0!
So, if you need a kick in the pants, or some reminder that the world starts over every day, then maybe today is your own personal countdown. You can begin to change your life tomorrow, maybe even in a very small way, but it can change. Even that space shuttle starts moving very slowly at the beginning of it's amazing journey.