Robert D. Smith realized at some point in his 50s that he had lived around 20,000 days. He decided to make every day count. So he took one of his birthdays and got a hotel room to sit down to write his thoughts on how to live the rest of his days to the fullest. The book is intentionally short–each chapter is about 3 pages long. Smith wanted it to be easy to read and not overwhelming.

Ultimately 20,000 Days is about carpe diem–seizing the day. While nothing in the book is necessarily new, it contains great reminders about making each day count (including eating dessert first). At whatever point you’re at in life, 20,000 Days and Counting is encouraging and motivating to live each day.

As of today, I’ve lived 13747 days.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.