I’ve unfortunately been reminded, far too often, over the past couple years, that we are not on this Earth forever. Time is our greatest resource. There is no “someday.” There is right now. Does this mean, live completely hedonistically and Carpe Diem constantly? No. Not to me, at least. But it does mean that our time is limited. It’s very important to focus on the things that really matter. Work hard and contribute to society, but enjoy yourself. Take chances. Follow what you are passionate about. Spend quality time with those family members, friends and significant others that you care about. Don’t take time for granted. Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can and should do today. Be true to yourself. Spread love. Have faith. Spend your time wisely. There is no time to waste being mistreated, and no time to waste not being 100% committed to the work, activities and relationships you enter into. We are not here forever. Focus on what really matters.
My family and I have been through a seemingly endless streak of what I’d characterize as extreme traumatic/trying/stressful situations in the past couple years–especially when you list them all together. But even through all the pain and stress and depression, I hold onto something a friend told me a few years ago when he reminded me, “your life is still better than 90% of the people in the world.” And it’s true. No matter how you slice it, I’m blessed. And we are all blessed, just to be here.
So in that vein, when my Mom shared this video in a family Facebook chat group, I watched it, and figured it was a good thing to post. These are simple reminders, but things that anybody going through tough times should be reminded of: