Van Halen recorded my favorite song of all time, when it came on the radio today, I stopped reading and just listened. When it ended, my husband asked me what was my favorite part about it. I thought for a minute, choked back the tears, and said…the words…and the piano. But it is the words that speak to me. It’s almost like a hymn in my world, the singer imploring me to not wait, just go for it, no matter the consequence or result, Right Now…it’s my tomorrow!
Sixty days from now I reach that milestone I’ve been working towards, I’m feeling a little out of sorts lately, like I’m not giving enough to make the good stuff happen. The song and the date were reminders to me to get my act together. Every day is a day worth living, not merely existing, a day to grasp, to put forth an effort. For the past few, I’m trapped in a truck, but that doesn’t mean I can’t move my life forward. Nothing stops me from reaching out to the people around me to make sure they know I love and care about them. Nothing stops me from dreaming up the next challenge, from reading the next book, from writing the next paragraph. Nothing can keep me from laughing raucously, from appreciating those who give so much, from bringing a smile to others. These are things I can do today, Right Now!
I can make a difference in the lives of others, I can rely on myself for my happiness, I can not cause heartache in others. I can do the things that are expected of me, because they are the right things and are the best things. I can do it with grace and style, whether anyone is watching or not. I can do it today, I can do it Right Now!
Back in my previous life, I coached a swim team for a number of years, before my kids took the blocks every one of them had an ipod or it’s current incarnation, each time they got up to swim, they played Van Halen for inspiration. Between the rhythm, piano and the words, they knew that it was their chance to make a difference, their chance to win, their chance to do their best. I was always so proud of those kids because they gave their all, not for me, not for their parents, but for themselves because they knew, the time to act was Right Now! The time to act is Right Now, find that thing that speaks to you and act, don’t wait for it to be perfect, turn that thing around!