Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
One day we’re gonna look back on how our lives went and we are gonna miss it. But I think what we will realize when we look back is how much we rushed it away and how much of it we literally missed out on. Not that we “miss” it. But that we “missed” it. How much of the air we didn’t breathe in. How many ships sailed without us.
Some days we get so caught up in getting through the day or the week or the month that we just try to survive. I can’t begin to remember all of the times I’ve said, “If I can just get through blah blah day I’ll be okay…” But that’s the thing, life isn’t about surviving or “getting through” it’s about truly living. Those days we rush away and just get through, we won’t ever get them back. Those years in life that we spend planning the next year, we don’t get those back. So why do we rush through them? Why do we just try to “get through?”
IDA Scott Taylor once wrote: “Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone, and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.“
Life happens in a blink, so how are you gonna spend it? We like to say we make good use of my time, but do we? Do we take in each and every moment? Do you? Do I really chase my dreams? Do you really chase your dreams? Is what you are doing now going to be worth remembering?
When someone tells you that your dreams are too big, don’t take that for an answer, keep believing. We have to follow the signs, regardless if the quick sand tries to pull us down. We have to keep following our heart, we have to keep on living. If you’ve got a dream, get out there and chase it. You may not have the chance tomorrow so don’t keep putting it off. It’s never too soon and it’s never too late to follow your heart, so dream big. LIVE life. If it’s your dream, I’ll bet you it’s worth it.
Our biggest regrets are not for the things we did – but, for the things we didn’t do. For the things we didn’t say, for the dreams we didn’t chase. You never know where the next blessing will come from. Get out there and find it.
There is happiness in everyday, we simply must look for it. So take a look in the mirror and remind yourself to be happy, because you deserve to be. You just have to believe it.
Some will go one direction in life and others will go another, which way will you go?
I dare you to follow your heart and chase your dreams, I dare you to LIVE.