The company I work for is growing rapidly... and we see more growth ahead. Such an amazing thing and super exciting because there is a lot of good stuff on the horizon. With all this growth we, as a company, are doing small things to reach out and be a little more personal to all of our employees. One thing we did was create an 'intranet'. So far I think there has been a great response from our employees and I have to tip my hat to our I.T dept on a job well done! Part of the intranet has a little management and administrator directory... a small place that the employees can go and see who we are, what we do, our contact info, and see a little 'blurb' and get to know us a bit.
When writing my blurb I of course noted that I am married to the man of my dreams, I am a lucky mommy to two of the best littles in the whole world, and I included the big stuff.... I love Disney movies and the Saints football team (my hubby will be so proud). Then I decided to end with a little quote. I am one of those believers that other people have a perfect way of saying exactly what I am feeling in less words than I could and in a more smooth and airy way than I. The quote I chose for my blurb was...
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West
As I was reading and checking and debating and rechecking, I truly thought about this. What did West mean? Was this suppose to be a subtle reminder that we are all lucky to have today and tomorrow is not guaranteed Or was this more of a life is amazing and you are your own visionary? I love this quote so much but am I living it?
I know that I try to make sure that I am letting the people I love know how much I love them... but I am human. I go weeks with out speaking to my grandparents sometimes... I text my dad more than I call him... One of my best friends in Arkansas is my Facebook buddy and yet we both have Skype accounts. I can tell you a hundred things that have become less and less with some of the people I love the most. None of this on purpose, just life and busy and family and work and busy and hectic and the list could go on and on. But I honestly think that West has spoken to me in my office at Gold Mountain Communications on a Monday. Since Monday I have constantly thought about this quote. And since Monday I have come to the conclusion that once is enough for me.
I am ok with the idea that tomorrow may not happen. Don't get me wrong... I want to live a long life... I want to be old, but I also know that my plan is not always my God's plan and God's plan trumps mine every time. I am ok with everything I am doing day to day.
I wake up and start my day by freshing myself and my body... I think while I get ready and feed my mind and soul with the things that I love the most. My husband greets me in the morning with a kiss just like he told me good night hours before. My children wake up in their home and eat their breakfast and start their day with their dad and I get lots of love and cuddles before going to work. I am blessed to have a wonderful job that I go to five days a week and that provides security, shelter, and food for the three people I love the most. I get to enjoy my workday with people that I have come to call friends. I am lucky that I have a lot of links and access to people I love but do not see daily... my phone, Facebook email... I stay in contact with the people I love and wholeheartedly believe that each and everyone of them know what they mean to me. When I am off work I am able to come home and enjoy my family and my life. I am able to be spontaneous ambitious, hilarious, sad, vulnerable, loud, and quiet. I can honestly say that I feel that this one life I have been given is more than enough... it is more than I could have ever dreamed of.
As you read this ask yourself... Is your once enough? If you aren't sure or you can't answer that question, then I challenge you to make the necessary changes to say with pride, "I will only live once, and this one life is enough because I have lived, and lived right... and for that I am thankful."