I’m watching TV tonight, anyone who knows me knows that this is a rare occasion. I’m finding myself amazed at all of the competition shows they have on now. Listening to everyone talk about chasing their dreams reminded me of a quote I saw today. In this quote Steve Jobs posed the question “if today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am going to do today?” Not sure exactly what brought that particular quote into my mind. Maybe it was watching all of the people going into the auditions with the excitement on their faces because they were out chasing their dreams (no matter how strange) and finding their bliss. Wouldn’t the world just be a better place if we all just chased our bliss. I’m not even sure if the Snow White, lets love everyone side of me can truly imagine that world. People doing what they love, what lights them up, that one thing that gets them up and excited for their day.
Most people are so guided through their lives that by the time they realize there were other possibilities they’ve lived half their lives already. To afraid to step forward and go find a life they love, most people stay frozen in place. Most people by that time can’t even remember what dreams they had or in some cases if they ever had any at all. It’s a rare few that ever find their way out into the world and actually live their bliss. That’s what I want to be when I grow up, living my bliss, and when someone asks me what I do for a living that’s what I want my answer to be. Just living my bliss. Like the guy at the airport handing out free hugs. I’m sure that wasn’t his parents highest vision of what their son should become, that’s something that has to come from somewhere inside. I applaud him for living his bliss, no matter how strange.
So when you hear the question “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” What’s your answer? Do you have one? Do you remember your dreams and the things that light you up, or are they so far away you can’t even see them anymore? If you could dream a new dream what would it be, and could you find the strength to work towards it every day…no matter how small the effort may seem? What would it take to get you to throw the handful of glitter in the air and live everyday like it was your last and you wanted to do what you are going to do today? Me….well I think I’ll even change my Facebook status to show I’m employed as Wonder Woman, then when you ask me what I do for a living, I can say…..just living my bliss.