Friday, August 05, 2011

Don't Wait

An old man once said, "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who will make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." ~Not sure of the author

In light of my grandfather's passing, I've been reflecting on a lot of things. I will try to sum up my thoughts. 

We shouldn't wait until someone dies to start treating others with respect.  Don't wait until tomorrow to do something kind for someone. Don't wait until tomorrow to become a better you.  Don't wait until tomorrow to focus on someone other than yourself.  Don't wait until it's too late to try fix everything you wish you would have done differently. 

I guess that is something that has been playing over and over in my mind like a tape on repeat.  Start living your life today.  You can't change the past, but you CAN change your future.

My mom has said before that everyday is an opportunity, and that is so true.  Whether we say good things or bad, treat others with respect or not, love people unconditionally or not is up to us.  We have the power to choose what we do and what kind of mark we leave behind.

When you die, will your mark be worth copying?


Amiee said...

So sorry about the loss of your Grandpa :(

Thanks for the reminder about how we should be living our lives. I am now a follower :)