Yes, Life Can End on A Dime, But.....

They always say, live life like it’s your last day here on earth.  What does that even mean?  Does that mean, whoop it up and run up your charge cards?  Does that mean, tell the ones you love, that you love them.  Leave nothing unsaid or does it mean live like there is no tomorrow?

I happened upon a video yesterday of someone talking about how someone had died suddenly in their lives this week.  The loss seemed very profound and the person was rightfully sad.  He went on to say that if you are waiting to do something until the right moment, or waiting to take a trip until you have enough money, then stop and go do it.  I get it.  I truly believe in don't wait to do the things you want to do!

My question is, how do we balance the fact that we might live until we are 100 or we may die tomorrow?  How do we balance those in a way that would benefit both situations?  It gave me pause.  How would I want to operate under these situations?

As I began to think about it, I realized that you can have balance.  You can go about your life to satisfy both situations.  You can go on that trip but also save for retirement.  You can say you love your loved ones everyday, yet not see them all the time. You can study for that test for part of the day, yet go out and do something wild in the afternoon.  It’s all a matter of balance.

I am a firm believer in the energy of words.  What you put out there will come back to you.  So if you hang on the thread of it may end tomorrow, oops that might be what you draw to you.  However, if you concentrate on that balance of living each and every day to the fullest, yet plan for the future, I think that you will find that you have just that – a rich and full life.

I think my message in all of this is, feel that pain, feel those emotions but the best way that you can honor someone who has passed is to live your life in the fullest possible way.  Yes, we never know when our number might be up, but let’s not sit around and wait for them to call it.  Let’s slide into home after a winning homerun, or be able to leave with the knowledge that you have left a great legacy behind.

Until My Next Adventure,

Trish Walker