By Nancy S Buck, PhD, RN
Within the last 30 day of my life, I have met several people who count their age and lives in days rather than years. Instead of saying he was 42-years old, one fellow told me he was 16071 days old.
I’ve calculated that I am 23,509 days old today! WOW! I feel so privileged to have been alive during that many sunrises, sunsets, days filled with sunshine or rain, sleet, hail or snow. (I must admit that was not my initial reaction.)
Of course if I choose to look at this from a different point of view I feel even more old when I calculate my age in days rather than years. But if I count in minutes or seconds I can make myself feel even older!
Go ahead and try it for yourself. Simply google “How old am I in days?” and you can find several calculators to do the work for you.
Are you feeling older? younger? the same? And what does this thinking and shift in perception do for your Mental Health & Happiness?
What do you remember about your 4932 day on the planet?
And yet you were just as alive on that day as you are today.
Each of us has experienced days that were memorable and significant. And each of us has many more days that are ordinary and unremarkable.
How we spend our days is how we live our weeks, months, years and lives.
What will you do today? Are you making the most of this present day? After all it is the only one of these days that you will have in your life time.
Go ahead and commit to choosing today to be the absolutely best day of your life. After all, today is the only day you will ever be this exact age. Today you are the youngest you will ever be for the rest of your life, whether you count your age in days, years, or blue moons.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be — Abraham Lincoln