Quick question

I was listening to a talk given by Steve Jobs at a commencement speech. He posed this question:
 When you wake up in the morning, do you think to yourself, "if today is the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" 

I have been thinking about this for a couple of days of now. I wrote this on a sticky note and posted it on my lamp next to my bed. I need to remember this when I wake up in the morning. So when it's time to make breakfast, I don't just give them cereal but maybe make french toast. When I get dressed, maybe I don't just put on the first thing I grab which is the same old pair of schlumpy jeans. Why do I even have these?? When I get ready to go out of the house, I put on the fancy lipstick- perfume even. It's the little kick in the arse that I needed to go from "yeah ok - I have to go to the grocery store" to "I'm going to the grocery store, and I'm wearing my go-to-hell heals."


  1. that is a great quote! very inspirational to wake up to everyday. ;)

  2. thanks for posting this - it's something to think about.

  3. Was just reading something similar - and completely agree!

  4. I found my way here from another blog when I saw your blog name. My daughter's nickname is Lala.
    Very thought provoking post. Perfect to go along with my manifesto, which can be summed up as "take pleasure."

  5. A terrific question to create an action point! I retweeted and post it on FB. I think the EVERYONE could use a little "kick in the arse" and providing a tool with which to create it is PERFECT! So important to LIVE DELIBERATELY! My sticky note's posted on my b.r. mirror! Thank You for the reminder!
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  7. When I started feeling better I have been living totally different. I dont fuss so much over the house not being perfect and I make sure to take time for what matters. I also dont worry so much about completing the to do list. I find that life is a lot less stressful.

  8. A good thought, I must dress more smartly so when feeding the chickens they can admire me, ha ha cheers from New Zealand Marie


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