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Friday, June 11, 2010

Seize Life


We spend all our lives planning each and every event and for what? Because we are afraid of the unknown. If given two choices could anyone honestly say they wouldn’t run to the safest choice? No one will argue that it is an overwhelming and terrifying world we live in once we slip past our comfort zone. And no one is asking you to risk life and death. Live as if when you lay your head down at night that your life is complete. Scary? Sure it is because who can say they have completed everything they wanted to at the end of the day?

A complete life is not measured in years or even superficial accomplishments. What is the one thing more terrifying than death? Not living the life you’ve been given. Life is complete at the end of the day when you tell someone you love them. So what if you are afraid that someone doesn’t love you in return? No where is it written that just because you love someone that they have to love you back. Bottom line is you told them how you felt.

Hate your 8am-5pm job? Walk out the damn door. Can’t? Why not? What if tomorrow never comes? Do you want to say at the end of the day that you were miserable the very last day of your life? I hope not.

The great thing about life is that every day is a new beginning. One thousand bad days in a row can be erased with only one good day. But it’s up to you to make that good day happen. Where do you start? Look inside yourself. No one can make you happy but you.

Hate the rain because you get wet and your day is ruined? Be grateful you can feel one of Mother Nature’s most wonderful gifts.

Been too busy to call a friend? They know how you feel anyway right? What kind of stupid logic is that? 30 seconds. That’s all. “Hi. I miss you and am thinking about you.” 9 words in exchange for a day full of joy.

No one is asking you for a life altering experience. But when you don’t tell someone how you feel, or don’t appreciate Mother Nature, or take the stars for granted, or sit behind a desk counting down until 5 o’clock or even if you don’t take the time to tell someone thank you, I hope whatever it was that kept you from doing these things was worth it. And I hope that when you lay your head down for that last time you don’t expect anything in return.

When was the last time you seized a moment? Have you ever? Climb Mt. Everest? If you want to but what about going out at 3am and looking straight up? What about holding someone in your arms and having a meaningful conversation without saying one word? If you can look at billions of stars in the sky or more importantly hold someone you care about in your arms and not feel a since of freedom unlike any other than you died a long time ago.