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28
Dec

The Live Your Life Road Tour ~ Day 1

 

Hey, Everybody!

This is Aneshia, executive director of the Aneshia Y Smith Institute for Women and Girls! We empower and improve the lives of women and girls through training on topics related to mind, body and spirit.

So, what is the Live Your Life Road Tour? Well, as 2016 comes to a close, and we welcome a new year, I was inspired by two things: 1) One of my favorite sentimental end of the year songs “Time” by the Alan Parsons Project, and 2) The words of the late colorful commentator Craig Sager – “Time is simply how you live your life!”

Life is short, and nothing is promised. So, I am heading out on The LYL Road Tour! I pledged to do something new and different every day that I had never done before. I have been blessed with a full life already and have had some tremendous experiences. So I am looking forward to discovering what’s new?

I started in Atlanta, Georgia early in the morning. Check out the view of downtown Atlanta from my condo community.

city scape

I got on I-20 and headed west. I always love crossing over the Alabama state line from Georgia because I get there 5 minutes before I left. Who says you can’t go back in time? (gotta love that time zone change). I drove through Birmingham, Alabama and continued northwest. I even screamed a hello to one of my friends’ relatives as I passed through Memphis, Tennessee.

Like many of you, my life is normally on the go full steam ahead, so as I was driving I did something I don’t normally do when I’m traveling. I stopped at a sit-down restaurant to eat. Oooh… ah….

I released my need to get to my final destination as quickly as possible and waited 15 minutes to be seated. I figured from the crowd; the food must be pretty good. I had a great conversation with the waitress at Nick’s Barbecue and Fish restaurant in Carlisle, Arkansas.

nicks

meal

Definitely worth the wait! I actually dropped a small part of my sandwich on the table. And I never eat food that’s been dropped on the table. It violates everything that I believe about the rules for eating food. I have to eat it off of a plate or maybe a napkin, if it’s a cookie or a slice of cake. The bbq was so good, I ALMOST ate it directly off the table.

One of my daily missions is to always leave a situation better than how I found it. That’s why I love teaching. That’s why I love basic conversation. I made the waitress laugh, so I consider that mission accomplished. It may seem like such a small and insignificant moment, but every moment matters. And the wonderful thing is the choice to make every moment matter is up to you!

Ladies, I ask you, how did you live your life today?

All the best to you!

Aneshia

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