Monthly Archives: April 2012

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Here is what reminds me of you:

The color burgundy.

Board games. Pictionary to be exact.

Pat Benatar.

Oprah.

Hole in the wall teriyaki restaurants.

Red nail polish.

Love notes written in the sand.

 

Here is what reminds me to keep living, even when I want to give up, even when the tears won’t stop, even when my heart breaks:

You.

 

Time doesn’t heal all wounds, it covers them up, it makes getting through the day easier.

Every year when this dreadful day comes, I think I will cry less. That’s simply untrue. It still stings just as much.

I miss you.

 

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Food for thought…

“The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not enjoy the present: the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived”

I love this quote. What an accurate and true statement.

Recently I read Tuesday’s with Morrie. It’s a true story based on life’s greatest lesson’s.

What I find wrong with the world (well, one of the things…) is we all know what we should be doing to better ourselves and our lives, yet we don’t follow through. We should recycle, we should eat better, we should love harder. All these’s “should”s and no action.

I do my best to live in a way that when I’m looking back upon my life, I will be proud. I think about decisions and ask 80-year-old me “what will you regret?”. I want to know at the end of life, I truly lived.

Make no mistake, I am not perfect. I have my faults too. However, I try every day to find room for improvement and I encourage others to as well. And sometimes it’s I who needs the encouragement. Being an adult doesn’t make my character complete or my maturity level reached to its highest potential. There’s always room for personal growth and self-awareness. All we can do is keep trying.

Turn your “should do” list into action.

And that’s today’s food for thought 🙂