For sometime now I have opted to play with my responses to the mundane question of “how are you doing (today)?” in the office. My response admittedly has turned dark lately but the canned response usually are:

  • Better than I deserve! (credits to Dave Ramsey)
  • Same-old, same-old.
  • SSDD 😉
  • Can’t wait for the week to be over.
  • Looking forward to the weekend.
  • Still breathing.
  • Dying a little bit every day.

The last one is a play in the saying that one of these days death will come to our doorstep. It is a reflection of the common reality that all of us will need to pass through that milestone in our lives. The question however is that given of that inevitable reality, how much of that time can we comfortably say we have lived; and not just along for the ride and surviving? Can we look back at the end of each day or week and say “it was worth it”?