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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Life or Death

Death: n.  the event of dying or departure from life; the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; the absence of life; the time when something ends.
I've always found it odd that we encouraged people to live like they were dying, not much life left at that point.  It clearly states, "departure from life." And yeah, I get it, do the things that you've always wanted to do, but isn't that what life is for?  To fill it's pages with stories and pictures right up til the part where it reaches, The End.  Why do we have to wait for things to end, to begin?

I know we live in a time where procrastination is thriving, where things are always put off til the very last minute... and I'm no exception to the rule, but if it wasn't for the last minute, would anything get done?

It seems we are ok with letting things wait until everything is perfect; til we're ready, older, have enough money.  The thing is, tomorrow never comes.  I'm not saying to drop your responsibilities and go sail around the world, (although that is a good idea if you're into it, hehe), but there are little things we can make time for everyday.  There are things we can make happen regardless of work ,or money, or time.  Buy yourself that new music you've been wanting.  Go to eat somewhere you've been waiting to try.  Call that person you're always too busy to talk to.  Start that new hobby/ project you keep putting off til you have time. Check flights to that place you've been wanting to go.

Life: n. the period from the present until death; the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; the period during which something is functional

So maybe it's time for us to start a new motto: Live like it's your life! Make a bucket list with all the things you want to do now, and cross one off everyday. This will change the way you live, and give you at least one thing to be thankful for each day.

*Side effects may include: being pleasant to the people you interact with, being there for people when they need you, listening... really listening to people, smiling for no reason, random acts of kindness, a decrease in the intake of TV.

                                        So, what's first on your list?

Today's Silver Lining:
"So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin, You're waiting for someone to perform with. And don't you know that it's just you, hey Jude, you'll do, The movement you need is on your shoulder." Hey Jude- by the Beatles

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