Today in my pantry, I grabbed a bag of dried mangoes and realized that life can be like that.
Good but not great.
Don’t get me wrong, I like dried mangoes.
But they’re nothing compared to a real mango. That tropical fresh, dripping with sweet goodness, mango is one of life’s simple joys.
Some People Just Accept Life For What It Is.
They think that things don’t change for the better. They just wait for retirement and think somehow it will work out.
I am not one of those people.
I have realized that life only gets better when I am proactive.
What Part Of Your Life Is Like Dried Mangoes?
What’s good about it but not great?
Take Instagram or web surfing, for example.
There’s tons of good stuff to check out and learn about. It’s entertaining and makes for a nice break sometimes.
But is a screen experience ever as meaningful as an actual experience with a real person, place, or thing?
Fresh Mangos in 5 Minutes
What if you took just 5 minutes a day to do that creative thing you have been putting off?
- Pick up that old guitar in the corner.
- Pull out the box of markers that’s hidden back on the basement shelf.
- Plug in the old Midi piano keyboard to your computer
I picked up my old piano keyboard during the dark days of this past Covid-Winter.
After watching three or four how-to videos on YouTube, I was recording a really bad song. And loving it!
You May Not Even Like Mangos.
No worries. It’s just a metaphor.
Your fresh mango is anything you love, but have let go dry.
I hope you will look in your pantry and find something new that you might learn to love.