On Friday, I published the following text:
“I saw this quote today and felt like it was the perfect fit!
I want to look back on my life and know that I lived it to the fullest. Sharing time with my family, experiencing new countries and cultures, continuously learning and teaching, and finding the joy in everyday life should all be part of those 86,400 seconds. Every day with my family is a success; every day that I learn something new is a success; every day is a success.
“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
What will you do with your more than 80,000 seconds today? I’m going to try and make the most of every second. If you do the same, let me know how it goes. I’ll happily include part of your day with a link to your blog if you come up with some great things to do today. Let’s see what readers can come up with. Have a great day!”
Thank you for your responses! Here is what some readers did with their time. Congratulations for using your 86,400 seconds wisely. May your life be filled with meaningful moments like these.
These are some pictures I took of our Saskatoon Berry picking adventure! We did not get many berries as we were a bit early – another week and more will be ready. We battled the mosquitoes and enjoyed the outing – but as usual the best part was in the unexpected. The kids had a blast swimming in the river and exploring the island. They created a town and when we got home one even drew a map of it. I love my boys! We did have fun and the one thing I love about children and raising them – is that the simplest things become big again!
Alexander Aucott – Bastille Day Fireworks – Lyon, France
I went out to see the festivities on Bastille day in France, and I didn’t see a lot worth writing home about so to speak, although I thought this group playing in front of the river were quite good.
Just after this I met up with some friends and headed to the top deck of a boat, from where we could grab a beer and watch the fireworks, a really nice evening.
thinspaces said, “My 86000 seconds today were spent attending the funeral of an old family friend, who lived life to the fullest. A veteran of WW2 and the Korean war, he also was a private investigator, a farmer, a snowmobile racer, a salesman, a man who dug holes with dynamite and installed the heated benches for the teams for the Ice Bowl (yes THE Ice Bowl), even though Vince Lombardi didn’t want him to install the one for the Giants. A man who I knew as “Uncle Jack” when I was very small, although he wasn’t my blood uncle. A father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather. I stood next to my own father, and held his hand while they played taps, and we both cried. A very hard day, but a good day none the less.