Monday, October 24, 2011

this is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time

Kind of a depressing title, but it is true.

I am facing a really sad time in my life, people I love very dearly are becoming very sick (young and old) and that kind of tragedy really makes you think. And it really drills in the idea that you never know what is coming up in your life.

This is your life, what happens in it is up to you.

If you don't like what is thrown at you, you can either change it, or you can let it ruin you. Like I said, it is up to you.

As my life goes on, one thing has become more sure - that time is never sure.

You honestly never know what comes next. Good or bad. You really don't know. You can plan for a change, but you can never actually prepare yourself for it.

People die.

Every second of every day. One day they can be perfectly fine, but you never realize how quickly that can change.

We live in a world where we feel so safe (and how lucky are we because of that).. but this feeling of safety has us forgetting that life really isn't set in stone for us.

If you're like me, you may find yourself thinking that nothing bad is ever going to happen to you, or the ones you love. But that isn't true, that is so unrealistic to believe. Each day we face so many risk factors.

So many.

So many that if you sit down and really give it a hard thought, you may never want to leave the comfort of your home again.

As sad and as scary as it is, it's a reality check: we need to live our lives. And we need to live them as bad-assly as we possibly can.

Stop simply dreaming, and start believing in the power of your dreams. Start making those dreams reality.

Forgive your friends. Everyone makes mistakes, we ourselves make mistakes too, and if your friends are willing to admit that, then they deserve a second chance.

However, we also need to get rid of all the people and things that set us back in life. Sometimes it takes more courage to NOT forgive someone, to not let them back in our lives, because sometimes a "friend" may just bring you down over and over, and that is not fair for yourself.

Fall for someone, really hard, and let the entire world know. Stop being afraid to fall. Just go for it. What is the worst thing that can happen? And is it really worse than never going for it and never knowing what could have been?

Have fun. Sing in public, dance like an idiot, laugh with no hesitations.

SMILE. At anyone. At everyone.

Stop living in fear that you will be judged. Tell people what is on your mind, and never be afraid to express your opinion. You deserve to be heard.

Try new things, new foods, new styles, new hair-dos.

Be the best you that you can be.

Because if life suddenly throws you a curveball (which you may not even see coming), the last thing you want to do is look at your life with "what ifs" or regrets. No one wants to look at their life and say "Man, I really screwed that up."

Despite the tragedies me and my family are facing, it is a really important less on the fragile nature of life. It makes you really appreciate things that maybe you never appreciated before. When you recognize that life is fragile, you recognize the impact of everything you do. You want to leave behind a positive impact, don't you? It is never too early to start that.

This is your life, and it is ending one minute at a time.


  1. this is a great post and you've used my favourite quote to start it off. life disappears. people watch life slip away without getting up and doing the things they want to do.

    best wishes to those you care about. i hope they get more time to get up, get out, and live.