I remember my Southern Baptist grandmother saying, when shocked by something, “Well! Did you ever imagine?” This week, I’m going to ask you a slightly-amended version of that question:

     “Well! What DO you imagine?”

When you allow yourself to dream, what do you imagine your life to be?

Are you traveling the world . . . building a boat in your garage . . . paying off the mortgage on your house and living debt-free . . . hiking a trail in each of your state’s parks . . . relaxing on a beach towel on the beach just outside your door . . . living closer to your children and grandchildren . . . tossing out almost all of your clothes and creating your dream wardrobe . . .

I don’t need to tell you that life is a gift and that none of us is promised tomorrow, much less next year.

As Blaise Pascal so rightly said, “We are never living, but hoping to live; and whilst we are always preparing to be happy, it is certain we never shall be.”

It’s time to stop preparing to live . . . when you retire or when you’re debt-free or when your kids are out of college or whatever milestone you’re looking to.

It’s time to imagine the life you want to live and begin living it!

Join the conversation by sharing your thoughts via a comment and by joining me on Facebook (Patti Miinch), where we’ll be focusing on “imagine” this week.