“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain quote
This quote is well known… and rightfully so.
Lately, with all the twists and turns my life has taken, one thing that frequently comes to mind is that when I die, I want to be able to say that I truly “lived”. I don’t want to feel like I have wasted my life… it is a gift to be able to live and be truly living.
Even in simple things, I like to feel life… to make myself aware of the energy all around me and buzzing through me. No, in this moment, mania is not the cause. I love how I feel, I love the changes that have taken place within me, I love that I love life.
Is life without pain? No. Everyday I endure a little pain without my babies, but I remind myself that they are happy, healthy, and full of unconditional love for me…and beautifully, I have reached a point where I can say the same about myself… I too am happy, healthy, and full of love.
Enjoy life my friends. Take risks you may not normally take. Do things that make you feel like you are living and thriving. Don’t allow time to be the enemy… do things now…
Even in the simple things, live. Feel the sun shining… the breeze against your skin… smile… and laugh. Laugh often. We have one life.