Live Like You’re Dying

I know…sounds like a country western song. And it is. Thank you, Tim McGraw.
For others of you, you may be thinking that this is too morbid. Or unrealistic. That you can’t just live every day as if it might be your last.

Actually, you can. And in fact, this might be the most realistic way to live your life. Because we are all, in fact, getting closer to death every day. And every day could very well be our last. This isn’t morbid. This is true.

I took my daily walk this morning through a beautiful old cemetery just outside Blue Hill, Maine, overlooking Blue Hill Bay. With gravestones dating from the early 1800s, I once again was confronted with the fact of our limited time here in the world. People young and old lay buried around me. And it didn’t make me sad, it made me impatient with myself for not doing more, showing up more, contributing more, and for not fully living my life NOW!

Are you fully living your life? Are you making every day count? Are you happy & excited every day you wake up? Or do you feel like your life hasn’t started yet? Are you spending too much time doing things you don’t want to do? Maybe it’s time to stop. Right. Now. Life is short. None of us knows how long we have.

Be healthy.

Be happy.

Be you.

Today I am re-committing to living every day to the fullest. To living my life full out. Every day someone dies. One day it will be me. I want to make sure I’ve lived as fully as I can before that day. Are you with me?

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