Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Be just who you are

A woman has a near death experience in the hospital. She sees God and asks, "Is it time for me to die?"

"Not at all," God replies, "you have 38 years, 2 months and 26 days to live."

Elated by the good news, she regains strength and has a variety of extra procedures done before she leaves the hospital. She has a facelift, a tummy tuck and liposuction, and has the hospital hair dresser dye her hair bright red for good measure.

Feeling fit for her next 38 years, she checks out of the hospital and is promptly run over by an ambulance and killed.

A short while later she sees God and cries, "What happened!? You said I had 38 years more to live. Why did you let that ambulance run me over?"

"Oh, sorry." replied God. "I didn't recognize you!"

Life offers each of us a pathway to learning, growth and giving. Don't waste your time trying to be someone you're not.

Acknowledge what you love, enjoy what turns you on, and pursue whatever brings out the very best in you. Discover, and then be who you are.