Friday, June 03, 2016

Freewriting Day 15: What If?

What if we lived like we were dying? What if we savored every moment instead of complaining about the small things? What if we were more grateful?


Someone I know recently passed away. Lovely things have been said about her. When I die, what will people say about me? What will I be remembered for?

So often, we get bogged down with life. Things people say and do weigh heavier on us than they should.

What if we made the choice to let go? I choose to let go of unrealistic expectations of myself and others. I choose to stop dwelling on things I can't change. I need to be more present in my life, not overanalyzing why people are the way they are.

What would you do differently if you knew tomorrow was your last day? Would you be more patient? Would you throw caution to the wind? Would you abandon your scheduled routine?

I think...no, I know the answer would be yes. Stop waiting for something to change. Stop waiting for the sun to come out. Life is meant to be lived NOW. You are alive. Some people say, "I wish I had the chance to say this. I wish I would have made time to do that." Don't live with regrets! What if you stopped wringing your hands and questioning things and started living? Just a thought.

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