This picture is of a STARBUCKS cup I received from my wife’s cousin in Buffalo, New York. My wife, son, and I were driving back from Canada and we stopped at my wife’s cousin’s house in Buffalo. It was getting late and we had a long drive back to New Jersey, so my wife’s cousin made me some coffee and provided me the coffee in this nice cup. Skipping ahead several months, I still do use this cup daily and do not have plans of returning it to my wife’s cousin unless she asks for it.
So what is the point of this? I use this cup almost every single day and admire the statement on the side, which reads DO ALL THE THINGS. You may have a different perspective, but here is mine. To me, DO ALL THE THINGS means that I need to live my life one day at a time and live life to the fullest. Although I do plan ahead quite often, I must remember to live in the present moment too. I know I often speak of paying off my home and saving up for retirement. I do still believe these accomplishments will be crucial to my success. I also know I must enjoy the ‘now’ because the ‘now’ will never come back. Each moment as I wrote this, seconds are ticking and I must realize I am not getting those seconds back. I cannot stop time and I do not think anyone else can, unless there is someone magical out there. I do know I can enjoy each moment and take it for what it is. I’ll continue striving to be successful, but I am going to try to have more positive moments than negative moments.