live while you have the chance as dying is an inevitability that will come when we least expect it or are prepared for it. live and see every moment of the beauty in the day. feel the touch of another in your heart and stop dissecting things or planning for the future. stop the what ifs and being responsibly cautious. there are times you simply have to remember to live.
the single thing anyone who is dying has in common with each other, is they fight to live. they fight death with a failing body which becomes frail and weak. they fight it with lungs that become crushed by the gravity of both the situation and world because the biological imperative we share is the need, the drive to live, even if you want to die.
we seem to forget this beautiful drive to live when we are busy. it’s something we don’t appreciate, can’t appreciate, until we are faced with it personally. mundane tasks and obscure minutiae of the day creating the illusion that our purpose has been fulfilled simply by existing. it’s not. our purpose is to live and be in the moments we are blessed to have, that we have a chance to create.
be childlike and be invested in your life. in the life you have. make no exception. the moment you overlook or pass up may have been the last one you were granted in a life where there are no promises beyond exactly what you see in front of you. stop looking towards something that you don’t have and start enjoying the time you do have. this is it. this is all you have. use the time well.