Imagine that the tube of toothpaste that you are currently using is the very last tube. You get only one, and you are using it. When it is empty, you are done using toothpaste. And, for the sake of the discussion, you like brushing your teeth, and you like using toothpaste.
How do you spend your toothpaste? Do you use a full brush full each time to get maximum enjoyment per time, knowing there will be fewer times? Do you use only a tiny dab, trying to stretch it out? Do you limit yourself to only using it sometimes?
The notion that life is like the last toothpaste tube came to me the other day. I think we go through most of our life as though there were unlimited days; in toothpaste jargon – as if the stores were full of unending cases of toothpaste….
but one day maybe you realize, this is the last tube, and you’ve used up quite a bit of it without really thinking that the supply is not limitless.
Now what? How will you spend the rest once you realize that the supply is limited? What is most important to you, and how does that affect the decisions you make morning and evening? Are there regrets of waste or recklessness that you want to not repeat?
And when you find out your neighbor’s tube is damaged, or maybe it fell in the toilet and is unusable… do you share yours? Does it make a difference how much is left in yours whether you do or don’t share?
These days, we’re using toothpaste made and sold by Young Living, and every tube we use supports MOMYS Care & Share. We have it coming on auto-ship, every month a fresh tube. There is a comfortable feeling in that.
You can, too. Here is the link: bit.ly/YL-oralcare
Squeezing the most out of life!