Today is the Christian Writer's Blog Retreat at The Cove in Asheville.
I wanted to be there. So much.
But cost and commitments nixed that dream.
So, I did the next best thing and read the main speaker's book entitled...
Ready for this one?
"Start." By Jon Acuff.
Well, it really has a longer title than that..."Punch Fear in the Face. Escape Average. Do Works That Matter."
There, that sounds more interesting doesn't it?
It's proven to be one of those books that, when I'm immersed, makes me not want to pay attention to anything or anyone around me. Sorry Hubby. But he understands.
So, I'm at this section where Jon starts talking about plane crashes. How he always wanted to be in one. Not the terrible, fiery, all-are-dead kind. Those are horrible.
Just the, "Wow, this was a wake-up, life-changing experience kind." The kind that makes you forever changed. For the better.
I love this quote..."No one ever survives a plane crash and then says, "Really made me want to watch more television. When your life flashes before your eyes, you start to realize how you've been taking shows about cake for granted."
Pretty witty, huh?
But not just witty, achingly true.
He then goes on to suggest we each mentally crash a plane in our head, and then ask an important question-
"If I died today, what would I regret not being able to do?"
Okay, now we're getting serious,
Come to find out, what we put on our list is pretty important.
Let me go first.
If I died today,
1. I would never be able to blog again.
2. I would never get to grow old with the Hubby.
3. I would never get to watch my children and grandchildren grow up.
Next question...this is the important one so pay attention!
"Are those things I'm spending time doing right now?"
Ahhh...herein lies the secret.
It's not just about knowing what is important in your life.
But rather living those important things out. Now.
Plane crashes hold great potential to change our lives.
An opportunity to discover what is important to us.
What we really want to live for.
So, I challenge you.
Go ahead and crash your plane.
Before it's too late...