Image *wit + delight
Have you ever noticed how the older you get the faster time goes by. Apparently this is all relative to how long we have been alive. To a one year old, one year is a lifetime, but to a 50 year old, a year is a 1/50 of their life. I am not sure if this really is why time seems to fly, but I am certain that each year of my life passes quicker than the year before.
A lot has happened this year, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about life.
The sudden popularity of the acronym “yolo” (You only live once)is mocked by many, including myself – But there is really a lot of truth in it, and I believe we need to apply it to our lives.
A friend of mine lost her father shortly after discovering he had an inoperable brain tumor. The sad realisation that tomorrow is not promised to any of us encouraged her and her husband to take a year to travel the world together.
Situations like this are common and I am sure you are able to think of one that has happened in your own life, or at least to someone close to you.
Every day we are alive is a special occasion.
Why waste your time on things and people that make you unhappy. Each day should be lived without regrets. Don’t regret things you have said and done that cannot be changed – Apologise if necessary, and let it go. Don’t allow for regrets of things you should have said or done either.
This is most certainly not a reason to become reckless – For goodness sake, you don’t want to shorten your precious life – But do take risks.
Be kind to yourself and others. Accept and give compliments. Share.
Don’t waste too much time worrying about what other people will say and think – Those thoughts are theirs to own, not yours.
Try the things you have always wanted to try. Experience different things. Appreciate special moments. Say the things you want to say to people – don’t be afraid. Tell the people you love and care about how much they mean to you. Do all you do with great enthusiasm and passion – If you can’t ask yourself why – and make a change.
Most importantly, live.