Daily Archives: January 6, 2009

LIVE YOUR LIFE

I am always reminded of how important it is to live your life to the fullest.  That’s one of the reasons why my goal for 2009 is to simplify my life.  I already try to keep it as simple as possible, but I know I could simplify it further.  Simplicity = more time to enjoy yourself and the people around you.

My friend was telling me yesterday about a co-worker of hers that lives in Edmonton, she had a crush on him before, and she just learned that he has stage 3 cancer.  He’s barely 40 years old and he found out just before Christmas.  How’s that for a present?  My friend is worried and concerned, but optimistic, for her co-worker and so am I.  The treatments that are out there for cancer are vast and I’m hopeful he’ll go into remission. 

When I hear things like this, it makes me pause and think about my life.  If I were to die tomorrow, would I die knowing I did all that I wanted to do?  I don’t think so.  And, to me that’s not good.  I have places I want to see, people I have yet to meet, family and friends I want to grow old with and adventures I have yet to get started on. 

Moments of clarity push you in the right direction, but a blast of reality puts you into action.