525,600 minutes. How do Measure a year, Measure a year in your life. 2010

525,600 minutes. How do Measure, Measure YOUR life.

There are 525,600 minutes in a year! The song says “How do you measure a life; in sunsets, in cups of coffee, in inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife? How about LOVE!”

2009 is almost over. How have you spent your minutes? Did you give it your all? Did you love with your whole heart? Did you reach toward your dream? If you didn’t, it’s not too late!!

A new decade is minutes away. Some see 2010 as a new season, a change in the direction of their lives. Some have placed hopes and dreams in the newness that is to come. I am reminded of the moments and the minutes that constantly tick by. I am reminded that we should appreciate each of one of them. There is no need to wait until January 1, 2010 to begin anew! Start this instant, this moment, and this minute.

Let’s not waste another minute being consumed by our senseless circumstances. Let’s forgive others as well as ourselves. Dream and push toward the fulfillment of them! And most of all LOVE! God is love and HE loves us! His love reaches to heaven! You can do it too! Love unconditionally. Hug your child a little tighter and kiss your mate a little longer. Volunteer where help is needed. Give without wanting. Make a new memory! Reach out to an old friend, let go of grudges, skip, smile, laugh or whatever it takes for you to release the inner stirrings that have been holding you back. Treasure your life. Treasure your minutes, your moments and as always… push forward!

Excerpts from Gigi Andrews Slade and Therese Catanzano

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