What are you doing with your precious life?

Precious: 1. Of high cost or worth; valuable. 2. Highly esteemed; cherished.

"The search for truth is more precious than its possession." Albert Einstein

Lake Okeechobee
Last week I was listening to a ted talk by Diana Nyad where she spoke of her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. She was very close to achieving her goal but had to be taken out of the water because of the severity of the stings from jellyfish.  It was very interesting to hear about her motivation.  She ended the talk with one of those precious questions that snap you back into living in the moment.

What is it that you are doing with your precious life?

Lake Okeechobee

"Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you." Oscar Wilde

"Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are." Anne Lamott

"We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives." Maya Angelou

Lake Okeechobee

"Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer."  Leo Buscaglia

All photos in this post were taken by me at Lake Okeechobee.  It's a nice quiet ride on a pretty isolated road except for a truck here and there.  The scenery is acres and acres of sugar cane fields just like my beloved Puerto Rico back in the day.  The lake is pretty muddy and not much to do other than fish.

Now I turn to you, what are you up to?

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