The 20th of Never…

Some people drift through their entire life. They do it one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. It happens so gradually they are unaware of how their lives are slipping away until it’s too late. Mary Kay Ash

 

I woke up that morning, remembering instantly the events of the 20th and feeling the the overwhelming sadness of a life wasted. In the first moments I had heard about the tragedy, the reality was unbelievable. We had just spoken, laughed, joked and told each other what we had planned for the near future. We had, in the past, discussed our long range plans and I knew that both of us would realize these dreams of retirement. Mine, to my mountain top cabin and her to the Gulf of Mexico and a boat. Full of life, spreading a feeling of warmth and enjoyment where ever she happened to be, and now it was no more. Though I have finally accepted the reality of this loss, I will always carry a bit of sadness with me and will also be greatly appreciative that I had the good fortune of meeting and knowing this person. 

If there was anything that could resemble a positive note from this event, is the awareness that life can end without warning. Today, right this moment, we need to live life to the fullest.

 

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. Grace Hansen

 

Sometimes my words carry little meaning. Other times I cannot find the right words to convey the importance of what I am feeling and wanting to share. I want to make you aware that you are living on borrowed time, that life is fragile and that you need to grab every moment and live it to the fullest possible level that you can achieve. And do this everyday. Because there will come a time when doing this will not be possible…

 

Live in the moment. Forget the past and don’t concern yourself with the future. Tanner Christensen

 

Pray, forgive yourself, appreciate others, listen to your gut, do things you enjoy, and remind yourself that we are all loved and connected. Sandra Lumb

 

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsh

 

In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.  shing xiong

 

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.  unknown

 

 

 

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