I'm on a plane as I write this and the first 30 minutes of flight involved some heavy-duty turbulence. So much so, that the flight attendant got on the PA to tell us we'd be bypassing the drink cart and to remind us that "in case of an emergency landing, please remember to leave all personal belongings behind." In my opinion, this was probably not the best approach to keeping passengers calm, but who am I to say? At first I began to think about how I would sneak my laptop out during the emergency landing. My life is in this computer and would I really get in trouble? Oh, and I might as well take my wallet too because getting a new license and credit cards is such a huge pain. As the turbulence continued and the drops got deeper, my thinking changed a bit. I was no longer strategizing on how to jump out of the emergency exit with my laptop, I was thinking, well... maybe this is it. If this plane went down right now, could I say that I really lived my life? My answer, although there is still so much I’d like to do, was yes. It does make you think though, you never really know when your last day is and we put off so much in many aspects of our life. Whether it's not calling a friend or forgiving a family member, saying we'll start eating right tomorrow or working out on Monday. What if there is no Monday? It's all about execution. It's easy to "talk the talk" but what really matters is that we "walk the talk." So, I'm hoping this plane lands and I can get busy walking.
AUTHOR: Bex Urban