Its the end of the world as we know it…

And I feel fine…
I can’t seem to get that REM song out of my head today… I wonder why?
In the wake of all the hubbub surrounding today being the end of the world I thought it interesting when my youngest son asked the question about whats going to happen.  I told him that we really don’t have anything to worry about.  If its the end, its the end and you just have to justify your life to yourself and your God.  Now not to get into the whole “End times” thing… but really.. I’m certainly not going to worry about something that I have little or no control over.
OK.. here comes the point…
Live your life to the fullest and never let a day go by that you regret.
In 1987 I lost my little brother to a tragic accident.  I had the opportunity go through the entire process of dealing with that loss.  And knowing what I know now and looking back on the decisions that I made then.. no regrets to live my life every day like it was my last.  Now I can honestly say that I have not been able to daily.. but the older I get.. the more important this simple philosophy becomes.
Today I am helping with my sons Relay for Life team.   We are heading off to a fundraiser breakfast and then an all night relay at the High School.  There has been way too much cancer in my family.. and if this event does something to help, well, I’m in!  A lot of people would only read it passing in the paper.  But this is important.. to me and my son… and so we participate.
Just like Scouting, its important to all those young men and women that come and go through the program.  We teach them life skills and attitudes that will last them a life time.  The things that we teach will eventually result in citizens that make ethical choices throughout their life times.  This will leave a lasting impact on what they do in life and how they live it.  I hope that they will live ev every day like it is their last too.  With no regrets.
So if it all ends today… I will see all you great Scouters on Gilwell.. the Happy Land.  You will find me there!
I take all this “end of the world” stuff with a grain of salt… so I am not giving up my quest for better health…
Here is todays healthy tip:  #100daysStrong
Balance your food choices – don’t eat too much of any one thing.
You don’t have to give up foods like hamburgers, french fries and ice cream to eat healthy. You just have to be smart about how often and how much of them you eat. Your body needs nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, fat and many different vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C and A, iron and calcium from a variety of foods. Balancing food choices from the Food Guide Pyramid and checking out the Nutrition Facts Panel on food labels will help you get all these nutrients.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

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