I don't know where I get it from, but every single day I think to myself, this could be my last moments on earth. You know everyone tells us to live every day as it were our last… I truly try. I have bad moments of each day sometimes but I never let myself have an entire bad day. Everyone has rough patches, or seem to think that their lives are the absolute worst…it could be worse! Always! Shit happens to everyone, we make mistakes, we move on from them.
The song 100 Years by Five for Fighting influenced this post. Really taking in the words and realizing our years slip away so quickly. Our childhoods are gone, our teenage years have vanished, and our families and our friends are growing old and somewhat apart through the changes of all of our lives. “When you’ve only got 100 years to live.” Thats really deep and kind of scary if you’re like me and like to live life to your full potential. Im not here to live a life of regret, boring every day chores, people telling me how to live my life, or being miserable doing something I don’t love. I’m here to LIVE! I was placed on this earth, handmade for a specific purpose that i’m here to show. I’m here to fully enjoy every moment of every day, and even try when i’m down. So many lives change so quickly to take advantage of our time here.
Really think about the words, 100 years to live…not many people make it to 100 so that’s immediately cut short. I’m 27 years old, and let me tell you that came quick! All while realizing I could not wake up tomorrow, I don’t have any regrets on anything thus far. I have tried to pack my life full of adventure, fun, the very best friendships, and family. And year 27 i’m here to say I’m just going to jam pack it even more, of the same exact things, plus a whole lot more. We are given these minutes, days, years to improve, and master our own lives between the challenges and mistakes.
Next time you put something or someone on the back burner, always think, if I left this world today how would I be remembered. Would I have put that trip off if I knew it would have been my last? Would I have reached out to that person, if I knew it would be my last conversation? Always try. Leave your people around you filled with good that they get from you. Even if it’s someone you don’t know. Leave them always wanting more of you or your kindess , and if they don’t want more…then leave them. Those are the type of people that drag you down. Try to read more into people, trust your gut and go for whatever it is you’re seeking! Don’t stay at the job that you don’t love, and don’t keep the habits that keep you from thriving in your remaining years of life!
Remember, we only get 100 years to live. Use them wisely.