I wasn’t going to write a post this month. I played with a number of topics and got stuck on every single one. The words just weren’t coming to me. Yesterday I decided to just leave it. To wait it out. Then this morning I woke to some sad news. A friend had passed away. This guy is a legend, and it makes me sad to know that his positive vibes, his brilliant stories and his big heart won’t reach out to more beings. What made me smile was remembering how much he loved life. How he took in every moment as if it was his last and lived and loved to his greatest potential.
Sometimes it takes a death to remind us how important life is. Because life is short.
If you died today (and had the ability to reflect) would you be able to say you were happy with how you lived your life? With what you accomplished? With who you were as a person? Would you have regrets? Would you have done things differently?
Take a moment and step back to reflect on your life. You can’t change what happened in the past, but you can choose to let go and learn to be present with what you have now. Recognize the opportunities and choices that you’re given everyday. How can you choose to live to your greatest potential!?
Life is short. Live with greatness. Love a lot. Smile. Laugh. Cry. Hug and kiss. Love what you do. Do what you love. Follow your passions and desires. Tell people how you feel. Let go. Live with no regrets. Be present.
Yes, death sucks. And it will happen to all of us sooner then later. But if you’re reading this you’re lucky to still be alive. Celebrate that!
Thank you Anton, for reminding me how short life is and encouraging and showing so many of us how to enjoy it.