Monday, March 1, 2010

you never know...

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.

These quotes above are only a handful of quotes about life. Life is a rich thing, but very unpredictable. I was reminded of that again today when I heard about a former co-worker who passed away in her sleep this weekend. She was still fairly young. It just shows that you never know...

-when you will make your last phone call. Make sure to say what you need to before you hang up.
-when you will laugh your last laugh. Make sure to enjoy the moment to its fullest.
-when you'll take your last breath. Thank God for each one, and breath deep.
-when you will dance your last dance. Stop caring what people think and go for it!
-when you will see a loved one for the last time. Tell them you love them, and don't be afraid to be real with them.
-when you will go to work for the last time. Give it your best and don't sweat the small stuff.
-when you will see your last sunset. Take in the colors, the lights, the beauty God has put on display for you.
-when you will look at yourself in the mirror for the last time. Don't be so critical or harsh. Remember that God created you in His image, and every part of you was handcrafted.
-when you will sing your last song. Let it be one worth singing.
-when you hug someone for the last time. Don't be so rushed to let go.

Remember that tomorrow is a gift that you don't want to waste. Live fully and love without fear. Sometimes we just need that simple reminder.

2 comments:

Outnumbered by 3 Stooges!! said...

amen!

The Deans said...

That is a good reminder...like can seem all so consuming at times that we forget to breathe deep, take it all in.