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June 02, 2023 · Bob Gass

Don’t wait; enjoy your life now

“There is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is why we are here!” Ecclesiastes 3:22 NLT

Solomon wrote, “I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is why we are here! No one can bring us back from death to enjoy life after we die.” Begin now to think about what you can do to find more joy in every experience. The present moment is all you’re guaranteed, so don’t wait until later – until you get married, retire, go on vacation, or your children finish college – to enjoy your life. No one knows what will happen next in their lives or in the world. You’re alive now, so maximize it, embrace it, and celebrate it. Nobody was busier than Jesus, yet He knew how to celebrate! His first miracle was performed at a wedding reception. His schedule was hectic, yet He interrupted it to enjoy time with children. The needs He faced were endless, yet He took time off to rest. These words are from an anonymous writer: “If I had my life to live over, I would take more chances…[and] more trips. I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones…I have been one of those people who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had it to do over again, I would go places and do things and travel lighter than I have.” Don’t wait; enjoy your life now.

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