AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins has written a book titled Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age. She opens the book with a challenge that's worth thinking about:
If you knew you were going to live to be 100, what would you do differently today?
Would you eat differently? Exercise more?
Would you repair some broken relationships? Spend more time with those you love and who are supremely important to you? Reach out to make new friends?
Retire earlier? Or find a gratifying way to spend retirement, whether volunteering or in a third-stage-of-life career or simply playing more?
Would you write your life story for your children and grandchildren as a way to pass on your legacy?
Or would you travel to those places you'd always wanted to visit?
Do the things on your bucket list? Or create a bucket list, if you've not already done so?
It's worth reflecting on this if we want to be intentional about how we spend the moments, days and years that are given to us. Let us not sleepwalk through life and reach our final days with regret for the things we haven't done. Today is the day to start making any changes you desire.