Daily: (adv) every day, day by day
He died on his way to buy a new suit.
She passed away in the beauty shop, waiting to get a perm in her hair.
The carload of kids coming from the prom saw no problem with drinking seven beers before they drove home.
Sitting on his desk, where he was found crumpled over, deceased from a heart attack, were plans for his new house.
There are philosophies that challenge you to think and dream about the future.
There are belief systems that contend we are at the mercy of our ancestors.
There is capitalism, which is always talking about five-year goal plans.
There are relatives who are intensely interested in what you want to do when you grow up.
There are calendars printed every year, with the assumption that you will be there as a customer later on.
Yet, just as it begins—unpredictably—It ends.
So what is our best way of thinking? How do we approach life on Earth with gusto, without overshooting the limitations of our own lifespan?
When do we look foolish and when do we look ill-prepared?
Daily. Probably the most intelligent words—seven of them—ever spoken were:
“Give us this day our daily bread.”
It doesn’t allow much kindness toward stockpiling or for those who wish to sleep in and “take it on tomorrow.” They may eventually end up a day late if not a dollar short.
Trying to live your life in the encapsulation of twenty-four hours is exactly how it is envisioned in its construction.
Think of it:
We wake up. It’s like being born.
We prepare for the day—similar to going to school.
We arrive at work. Our lifespan.
We return home to eat dinner and relax, slowing down, simulating our later years.
We lay down and sleep, very similar to dying.
Yes, your life and my life is acted out every single day in a microcosm, with dramatic flair.
- Stop thinking about the decade.
- Ignore the year.
- Walk away from those who are monthly planners.
- Spurn the week.
Step into the day and look for opportunities to let the events grant you a lifetime of fulfillment.