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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Life & Toilet Paper

While celebrating my birthday at the office last week, my 77-year-old boss dropped this piece of wisdom on me:

"Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end the faster in goes."

I searched for the originator of this gem, but came up short. Regardless, we all got a kick out of it and there wasn't a single person who didn't agree with the statement.  It appears that whether your 25, 80 or anywhere in between you feel like life is flying by so fast that you can barely hang on.  Yet, the 80 year old will tell the 25 year old that he or she doesn't know what fast is..."just wait" they'll say.

Clearly, FAST is completely relative.  Yet our careers, family, friends, fitness & Facebook have us peddling so fast we're missing life...real living.  We can't possible juggle all these things and maintain true fulfillment.  At some point we just crash or implode.

I promise this.  If you'll could just focus on one thing, the rest would work itself out.  You would know just what demands on your time are vital and what is fodder.  Focus on God.

Through Him your life will be centered.  Like the toilet paper holder, He will stay steady so that when you're whirling around at a feverish pace you will have a stable base to rely on.

Most important, when the paper runs out and you've taken your last spin, He'll be there...steady as ever...forever and ever.

Run in Peace, Rest in Grace