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Hello good people, today is the first day of the rest of your life, Pace e Bene

I’m Losing my Marbles

Posted by Alex Colao on June 28, 2010

You might say “I am Losing my Marbles”.

Let me tell you something that has helped me keep my own priorities. You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know, some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years. Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900, which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime. Now, stick with me, I’m getting to the important part. It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy. So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round up 1000 marbles. I took them home and put them inside a large, clear plastic container right here beside my desk. Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away. I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life. There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight.

This web site is for my grandchildren: Savannah – Hunter – Alexa – Everett,  and hopefully a few more. An informal autobiography of the past, present and future. A collection of experiences, reflections, accomplishments, and history.

Alex Colao – Pace e Bene

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