I’ve always had this “save the best for last” mentality, but I’ve noticed in recent years an increase in this attitude. I will save the best food on the table for last, even though by the time I get to the best, it’s either getting cold or someone else has taken it. I will save the books I want to read most and grudgingly read the least interesting books first.
I bought myself a large set of bowls and plates and mugs many years ago, with the idea that I would use them someday, if and when I get married. I currently use old plastic bowls, and the real set is still in the box from which it has never been removed, sitting in the back of my closet.
When I get money for my birthday or Christmas or receive gift cards, I buy the most beautiful make-up. I have gorgeous colors that I absolutely love. And I go home and put them away, and continue using up old samples or drug-store makeup because I don’t want to waste the old stuff and I want to save the expensive stuff for special occasions.
The problem is make-up expires. It goes bad. And special occasions may not come as often as I would anticipate.
Life is the same way.
We never know when our expiration date is.
All we have is today. Right now.
And maybe life is the grandest, most special occasion there is.
Maybe it’s okay to wear your favorite outfit twice a week. Maybe it’s okay to only use the best make-up, the best dishes, eat your favorite foods and read the best books.
And sometimes, it’s okay to have dessert for breakfast.
I want a life well-lived and well-loved.
Don’t waste your life waiting for someday. Today is just yesterday’s tomorrow.