This couldn’t be more relevant for me today. My 40th high school reunion is quickly approaching. On the Facebook page for our reunion was a request for people’s names who had passed. There was a list from the 20th reunion and it was being updated. I almost cried when I saw how many of my close friends were now gone. I added several names of friends who were not on the list. Before I saw this, I was feeling sorry for myself because I’m facing knee replacement surgery. I have my tomorrow in front of me, and the memories of my friends who are no longer with us.
There is only a limited amount of time that we have and we must make the most out of every possible minute.
via Limited Time — Orlando Espinosa
This a a great read about living your life fully. We recently had dinner with our good friends. My friend’s sister only took one vacation in her whole life. She was always saving money for whatever and truly not living her life. She died of skin cancer recently, and had many regrets of what she didn’t do with her life. Live your life every day like it may be your last. Don’t save that special outfit, or expensive perfume, carry that expensive purse every day. Tell your loved ones that you love them. I tell my teenage son every day that I love him. Life is way too short. Don’t put off anything. We never know when our time will be up.
Do you often find yourself waiting until there’s a special occasion to do something? Perhaps waiting for that elusive sunny weather, a reason to celebrate, an accomplishment done to do/go/try something different or positive for yourself? I can’t help but wonder whether regularly “saving the best ’til last” and needing a reason to do things is…
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