15,428 days. That’s how long I’ve been alive, unless you want to include the 9 months I was in the womb – and frankly, I think we should count those days, because I’ve watched my wife carry and give birth to 4 children and I think someone should get the credit for those days. Maybe she should get extra credit for those days. In that case, I’ve been alive roughly 15,704 days.
Why do you care? I’m glad you asked.
I’ve just read the first half of 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now by Robert D. Smith. Mr. Smith is the manager of my favorite author, Andy Andrews (if you haven’t read The Traveler’s Gift, get it now and start reading!). All I can say, by way of review, is that this is the perfect way to start off the New Year. I can’t wait to see what’s coming in 2013! Here are some of Mr. Smith’s insights that are smacking me in the face today:
“The sum of what I do today is more expansive and far reaching than I can comprehend.”
“To make dreams possible, act on them with open eyes.”
“Choose to be fully alive, purposeful, and loving today.”
– Robert D. Smith
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12
“No reserves. No retreats. No regrets.” – William Borden