"Life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more." -Caribou Coffee I am generally not a morning person so my personal life motto would read more like this: Life is sleeping in an hour later because you can.
When I read the Caribou coffee-cup quote at an airport recently, I realized that my thinking about life and time are very selfish. I work for myself so I can use my time how I choose. I love that I don't have to answer to a boss or request a boss's permission in order to chaperone a field trip, take off for the day with my husband, or grab a long lunch with a girlfriend. These are all good things - freedom!
I wonder whether, because of this freedom I have, am I living the hours I do have in an extraordinary way? Do I hunger for this life and time, and for the difference I can make? An extraordinary life is one lived with hunger, fire, and passion. There must be purpose and vision. There must be direction and drive.
I shared in a previous post how I went through a season recently where life was marked by the "mere passing of time". Rediscovering my passion and purpose was a process. Reengaging life with hunger and drive took time. But, finding the reason and desire to live more each day is vitally important.
Wherever you are on the journey, may you put more into life and get more out of life in the days, weeks, and months to come.
Are you hungry to get up and live another day? Are you living your life with purpose? Does that purpose drive you to get up and get more out (put more in) to your day?