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7 Ways to Live Life to the Max


7 Ways to Live Life to the MAX
PREFACE
This book has been written to empower people to live with excitement and
energy.
Its principles are based on ancient and modern wisdom from a variety of sources.
The author has had a difficult, but interesting and exciting life. He shares his
personal experiences with his readers in the hope that whatever years they have
left, it will be the best years of their life. It is about living to the fullest, not just
watching life go by as a spectator or living through the experience of someone
else. It was Helen Keller who said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
Life is a banquet table. Upon it we find every delicacy imaginable. The lamb,
beef, venison, duck, chicken, turkey and pheasant have been cooked to
perfection in sauces that tempt the taste buds (unless you are a vegetarian). A
cornucopia of vegetables, pumpkin, potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli
are to be found in a state of perfection. Exotic seasonings, poppy, wild marjoram,
thyme, capers, and ginger enhance the flavor of the dishes. Fruits of every kind,
the common and the uncommon, even the exotic quince, currant, mango, durian
and pomegranate grace the table for taste and decoration. For the wine drinkers,
there are reds and whites of every kind and vintage that would make Bacchus
jealous.
We have all been summoned to attend the banquet of life. As special guests we
arrive in anticipation and yet, instead of sitting on the gold embossed chairs
provided for our comfort, we elect to sit on the floor and eat the crumbs that fall
from the banquet table. Too many of us, for far too long, have sat on the floor
eating the crumbs that fall. This book is about getting up off the floor and
feasting at the banquet table before it is too late. To waste a day would be to
waste our inheritance.
The final words of this introduction are left to Henry David Thoreau, who said,
“Oh God! To reach the point of death only to realize you have never lived.”
Copyright © Dennis R Curyer, 2003
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