“The Power of Now…Revisted
As I reflect on recent events, specifically the one that took Joe Turcotte from the classic
boat world, I find it does give one some sobering thoughts.
The boat’s not clean…
The motor needs a tune up…
The trailer has issues…
I’m tired, it was a long day…
It might rain…
What excuse are you looking for?
And how would you feel if it ended tomorrow? For you? Or a loved one?
As Tim McGraw sang, “Live Like You Were Dying.”
I *know* some of the excuses personally because it’s cost me the better part of my
marriage that I am trying to rebuild.
Nike says “Just Do It.”
Don’t like your picture taken? Some loved one will want that when you are gone.
Get out there. In your classic boat… It’s not running? Get out on pontoon or whatever
brings you pleasure. Just get out there.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT.
I went to the visiting hours for Joe tonight and cried shoulder to shoulder with many
Turcotte family friends. Joe was a special person for sure.
Don’t let your special person slip away. Take the photos, make the memories, cherish
the days you have together.
That’s the Power of Now.
Because you never know what tomorrow brings.
Godspeed, Joe. I will miss you so.
Thank you for your friendship and for opening my eyes to the things that are most important to life.”