I’ve been thinking about the word “quality”.
If we buy quality clothing, it lasts longer. If we place an emphasis on the quality of what we put in our bodies, we will feel better and avoid disease. Investing in a quality car instead of agreeing to the first crappy Dodge Neon the guy at Carmax recommends means no blown head gasket zapping your ability to accelerate when a huge semi is barreling behind you on the on-ramp to the highway. True story.
Quality is important. In the things we buy, yes, but more importantly in the people we surround ourselves with and the activities that fill our days and months and years.
Do you have quality relationships? People who lift you up and want the best for you? I hope you do. It makes life so much sweeter. If you don’t, find some. I’ll share mine.
Are your days structured around your deepest values? I know most of us have work and responsibilities but are you making room for things that fill you and take you in the direction you want to go? Are you leaving space for rest?
I don’t want “quality of life” to be something other people are discussing when I’m at the end of my time here on earth. I want quality of life now.
There’s not a way to make sure we have more years of life ahead of us. But we can add life to our years.