September 24, 2014


“Make it count.”

There’s a touch of truth in the statement most commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

Turns out it was originally stated thus by Aristotle: “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” (At least, so says Wikipedia.)

This morning – despite the inevitable inertia, tension, and stress at trying something new – we all got out of the house and down to Maroubra Beach by about 6:30am ish. Bel packed us a picnic brekky, and I went for a surf while Bel and the kids did some exercise at the outdoor gym, had running races, went for a quick dip, and scooted around. We all re-convened for breakfast, before coming home and getting ready for the day.

It got me thinking about what it takes to make each day count, and in fact what “make it count” actually means.

To me, it means making the most of our health and vitality, our resources, our talents, and our time. Make the most of those things, and see what we can create.

Use our skills (or skillz – go gangsta) to do something interesting, beautiful, creative, wonderful, loving, special, unique.

Make our lives mean something. It only has to be meaningful to ourselves, but it ought to have some meaning.

Make it count:

  • your time
  • your vitality
  • your love
  • your pain
  • your joy
  • your effort
  • your mind
  • your skills
  • your beauty
  • your passion
  • your soul
  • your energy
  • your life

Make. It. Count.

With love,
Israel. xo


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