Summer is usually a time of year that we slow down a little bit. Rest, relax and reflect about things that are going on in our lives. Hopefully we are able to spend time with family and friends a little more during the summer than the rest of the year.
One thing to maybe reflect upon this summer, and I know I have to do this more often, is to think about our “dash”. I don’t mean running a race, which with my knee is a good thing that’s not what I mean. I’m talking about our dash as it connects to our life. There is an inspirational poem by Linda Ellis that I’ve used in my Leadership classes that I teach. The dash is that one little character that is between our date and year of our birth and the date and year that we die.
We all see the date of a person’s birth and the date that they die, but the dash in-between the two dates is what that person’s life was really all about. What do we spend our dash doing? What makes a lifetime fit into one little character? I ask that you check out her poem and there is a short movie clip on it too that you can watch. Then please, not only do I want you to start thinking about how you are spending your dash; but please let me know what your thoughts are. I’m looking for inspiration and help with some of my writings.
So please, if you can get back to me with some feedback on Facebook, through my blog, or by email. I would really appreciate any thoughts you had on this as I am really looking at personally improving my dash along with getting some help with things I’d like to write about.