Friday, May 20, 2011

Live every day as if it were your last


Today is yet another reminder to us that we should all live our lives with love and joy in our hearts. When someone slights us or offends us, it is very easy to get angry at them or even hold a grudge. But it takes more energy to muscle strength to keep a 'hate or anger' burning strong, or to keep a frown on our face. We should try and remember to smile, to take the time to smell the flowers, and to always let those who mean the world to us, and whom we cherish know how much we love them. Try not to live your life with regrets, such as 'I should have done this...." or "I could have done...", or even "I always wanted to be..." Life is a precious gift which we all happen to take for granted.

You never know when you or someone you love is not going to be there to share that funny story with them, or even not be able to hold a conversation like they used to due to age or illness. There may be an accident, or too many miles separating you from one another. You may doubt your own abilities, and prevent yourself from going after a dream you always wanted to fulfill. Don't  give in to the "shoulda...woulda...coulda's", and live each day as if it is your last. Make sure to  take the time to give love to those you care about, and take time to see the beauty in the simple things such as a sunrise or your child's drawing. Too many tragedies happen, and too many people lose their lives before they should.

Today the wrestling world and Poppo family lost a wonderful man known as 'Macho Man' Randy Savage.  I had the good fortune of knowing Randy for a short time, and can only speak of good things. He was selfless and compassionate, and generous to a fault. Even after Randy and his beloved (first wife) Elizabeth divorced, he had it arranged that whatever wrestling outfit he worked for would have to employ Elizabeth as well. And it didn't stop there... he also had the same clause in his contract for his brother. Randy worked with countless charities as well, and always had a smile on his face. R.I.P. Macho Man, as you will be greatly missed by so many people whose lives you had touched.

But it doesn't start or stop with today's loss. What about so many others in the world, both recognized and not that are taken from us before their time. What about the missed opportunities we prevent ourselves from having because we don't have faith in ourself? Enjoy these moments because we do live on borrowed time. No one knows when their last day will be. So make sure you embrace those and appreciate what you have.

Spend an extra five minutes with your family tonight....maybe give a sibling or parent a call just for no reason. Perhaps you'll sit on your patio tonight and enjoy a cup of tea and take in the silence of the falling night. Remember how fortunate you are to have a roof over your head, and someone to hug.  And remember to thank all those who have given their lives to ensure our safety and freedom, as well as a prayer for the people whom you don't know who were taken too soon. Live each day with no each day as if it were your last. Because you never know.................
Macho Man Randy Savage & Miss Elizabeth

Princess Diana
Heath Ledger
Brandon Lee
All the victims & hero's of the 9/11 attacks

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