“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” (Muhammad Ali)

This reminds me of friends we had who, although they were English and resident in the UK, preferred living in the house they had bought in Florida. However, due to immigration rules they were restricted to spending 3 months in Florida then the UK for 3 months, so they made two 3 month trips every year. However, when they were in the UK they marked the days off one by one on a calendar, and lived very frugally, preferring to save every penny for their return to Florida. This used to really “get” to me, the fact they weren’t “living” life to the full because,you and I know, that nothing is certain in life especially as regards health especially when we get a bit older. They didn’t care. I gave up pointing out that they wouldn’t get back the days they were so eager to cross off. They had their way of life and that was it. They have been doing it for a several years now and plan to do it for several more. I will never ever understand, never!



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