live life

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.

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7 Responses to live life

  1. Live this one moment well. Worry about the next when you get there. The moment’s already lived are carved in stone and cannot be changed. Live now. There is no better advice.

  2. Ned's Blog says:

    One of the things I love most about writing humor is that it is grounded in wonderment and what-ifs. It is inspired by being and observer and participant in the moment. I thank God every day for having a wife, a job, and a family that not only understand this about me — but encourage it. Thanks to them, I live in the “now” every day.

    Except when “The Bachelorette” is on…

    • rougedmount says:

      writing humor is so impossibly hard for many writers to do because it is one of the hardest emotions to convey. It is rife with subtleties and innuendo. retrospective abasement all presented in a way that is neither derogatory, diminutive or self abasing. humor is inclusive …asking people to view a situation being written about through the eyes of the writer instead of using the emotional encroachment of the reader. I respect your ability to do this…AND on a regular basis! you make it seem effortless which in itself defines how remarkably good you are at doing it. too often people mistake my humor for sarcasm as i tend to use that as a medium for a majority of my real world interactions. (surprise!) What i truly love about your style of humor writing is you tend to use it as a punctuation which ends up making others smile, even as they have finished reading your piece, which makes the overall impression of your work as being ‘humorous’. I firmly believe you can teach anyone to write a technically sound article…but you can not teach someone how to write humor. the ability is innate or absent. unless they are distracted by cleavage.

      • Ned's Blog says:

        You are so true about good humor being inclusive. You’re also right about that very last part, which is why I can’t write if my wife is in the room…

  3. Pua Nani says:

    Very inspiring, thanks

  4. Ray says:

    Reminds me of a quote I utter everyday…. “Run the mike you’re in…” Mindfulness at its simplest

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