It is sad that it takes an awful loss, like the sudden death me, my family, and friends are dealing with now, to make us re-evaluate our priorities, our feelings, our lives, and ourselves. Each time we suffer a loss, I say the same thing: Today is the day. I am going to be happy. I won’t let the little dumb things bother me or waste time being angry about things that I cannot change. I will stop trying to control everything around me and worry about controlling the one thing I actually have power over: ME. I will try to see the best in whatever happens; and remember that life blessings come in many shapes and forms — some of which will be unclear when you are in the moment but will always make sense when I am blessed with the days ahead that allow me to look back and reflect.
Every time I make all these promises to myself; promises which fade into the night after a few weeks go by. But not this time. I can’t put my finger on exactly what I am feeling but I can tell you one thing for sure: this time is different. I don’t want another day to go by where I have not fully appreciated life to the fullest. I will not spend another day with regrets or wishes of things I shoud’ve, could’ve, would’ve. Enough. I want to appreciate life’s blessings. I will appreciate life now.
Today is a new day has never meant so much to me. I am alive, I am healthy, I am blessed; and so are my loved ones. We all know that we should live each day as if it were our last, because one day it surely will be, and it’s not that we intend to be wasteful with such a precious gift –the gift of life– but time goes on. We get caught up in our usual routines. Our jobs, hobbies, businesses, family commitments. But think about this: if today were that day, the last day you will spend living on this earth, would you regret not appreciating every part of it? If the answer is yes, then make a change. Stop waiting for tomorrow; start appreciating life’s blessings. Appreciate life now.
Always remember: Life truly is a gift and there is no time like the present.
“Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” ~Elizabeth Kubler Ross
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Do you make a conscious effort to appreciate life now? Please leave me a comment below and let’s have a discussion.