This post was supposed to be about exercise. But it isn’t…and this is why…
I was at the gym today, totally minding my own business.
When I overheard this…
Tall Man: So, after I pick up a body and it’s my lunch hour, can I stop for lunch?
Short Man: It depends. Where and for how long?
Tall Man: Lunch is from 12 – 1 and there’s this diner I like. So, about an hour.
Short Man: No, they usually don’t like us to do that.
Tall Man: Humph. Well, is it okay if I just run inside somewhere and pick up something to eat? Like for 10 minutes or so?
Short Man: Ya, that’s usually okay.
Tall Man: Okay, so when I do that, where should I park? I mean, can I just park in a regular space?
When I die, please do not send that man to pick me up. The mere possibility that the driver of my dead body could be enjoying a Super Value Meal while my body is decomposing lying peacefully in the back seat just creeps me out.
I don’t usually think about my own mortality. But, overhearing Tall Man getting advice from his coworker about where to park a body during lunch got my mind churning.
According to the experts, now that I’ve turned 40 and entered the mid-life years, I’ll be starting to think about my own mortality more often. Maybe I will. Maybe I won’t. I have a pretty strong belief in my personal answer to the question of what happens after death?, so I’m not afraid of it. But what I am starting to think about is all of the things that I’ve yet to do…to experience…to accomplish.
No matter what our ages, most of us are striving to live rich and satisfying lives by our own definitions. With simple things like laughter…spontaneity…and knowing that inner beauty deepens with age…I have no fears about getting older. My next birthday is coming at the same pace as yours. And I’m ready to kick my age in the…
If you want to go deep: What does it mean to live a rich and satisfying life?
If you want to go shallow: Do you think body-drivers should stop for lunch when they have cargo on board?
Share your thoughts in the Comments section above.
I hope your week is off to a lively start!
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