Thursday, March 01, 2012

Why wait?

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Something I've been reminded of far too often lately is that life is short. It is short and unpredictable and so, so precious. With each bit of bad news I've had over the past few months {and oh, there has been such a lot of it}, I've become more determined to live each day to its fullest. To enjoy the little things. To say how I feel, when I feel it {this does not come easily for me, but I'm working on it}. To stop wasting time being angry or hurt or disappointed. And to stop thinking, "Oh, that thing I really want to do/say/learn/try? That place I really want to go? It can wait for another time." No. Just no. Why wait for a day that may never come?  Why hold out for some distant dream that I could be pursuing today? Why spend all my time doing laundry when I could be playing with my kids? There will be difficult days, I know. But I intend to embrace this little life of mine and, most importantly, the people whom I love. I will hold them tight. I will live my happy life right now, and for as long as I can. Every single day, and every single chance I get.

Are you living your happy life? I hope so.

5 comments:

  1. For me, I think it depends on the day. Some days I feel like I really am doing exactly what I should be doing and what makes me happiest, and other days I daydream about all the things I COULD be doing (this happens especially when I hear from friends who are living abroad, and I begin thinking of all the lives I could be living in different countries, etc.). Sorry you've had to deal with so much bad news lately, but I hope it starts to look up soon. <3

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  2. Beautifully said. I've always tried to seize the moment but it can be hard when you also want security. I often remind myself that there is no ground and that is a good thing. It's a learning process for sure.

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  3. Amen! Amen Amen Amen!

    Although I'm sorry that you've had rough days, I'm so happy that you're inspired to seek out the happy in every day. I feel like I got to that point right before Gabe and I decided to scrap our wedding and just have it NOW. Because life is way to short to spend your time doing things you aren't finding enjoyable (ahem, wedding planning), and way too unpredictable to do what your heart truly desires.

    I hope your days are improving. :) And I also hope your heart is really desiring to go to New York...cause that's happening SOON! :)

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  4. Oh Erin. Thank you for this. I've been a little preoccupied lately about what I should do and thinking way too far into the future that I've forgotten to indulge my present feelings. They've been wildly neglected and in this situation, that's not good at all. Here's to a full, daring day!

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  5. Thank you my lovely friend! you could not have said it any better. Thank you for everything you did while I was down
    Love Ya Kelly

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