10
Jan

Do It NOW!

by Alan Rider

f18vaporconeWhile I normally have zero interest in the world of celebrities, I have to admit I was touched by the recent death of John Travolta’s 16-year-old son Jett (love that name) on a family vacation in the Bahamas.

As the father of a bright, energetic, funny 10-year-old boy, I feel for this man’s loss on a very visceral level.  My son Schuyler (Sky, for short) is hands-down the most consistent source of joy in my daily life, and watching him grow up honestly gives new meaning to the phrase “extraordinary experience.”  All of which makes the mere thought of losing him utterly devastating.

But if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that life can change in an instant.  Which is why I’m a firm believer in showing (not just telling, as words are cheap) the people I love how important they are to me every chance I get.

It’s also why I believe in doing all those things you’ve always wanted to do today.  Don’t put it off till “some day,” lest you find out the hard way that that “some day” may never come.

Which brings me back to our motto around here: “Life Is Short.  Live It Fully.” ‘Nuff said?

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