During a workout, it is helpful to take one's pulse. It is a gauge; a way of measuring how things are going.
Life, like an hour at the gym, should be gauged. It isn't wise to just keep plodding along. My husband, Daniel, is famously good at this sort of thing, and so today he helped me take my "pulse."
He posed the question, "If you lived the next 20 years in the exact manner in which you lived the last 2, how would you feel about that?"
Oh dear. Looks like I'll be making a few changes! Thanks, Honey, for being my dashboard light (among other things, of course).