Your Last Chance

Right now I’m looking for a way to fill that sinking feeling you get when your heart breaks for somebody you love. I just learned that an awesome lil guy I know is being rushed away for emergency surgery. I try to empathize for his mother, but I can’t… how can I imagine what she is going through, I don’t think she can put her finger on how she is feeling right now. Where do we go from places like this?

The first place I went after the shock was gratefulness for the health of MY loved ones, grateful they are in my life; then it dawned on me, this could be anyone, anytime. There are some things that we just cannot control, and all I really CAN be thankful for is this moment, perhaps the past leading up to it. ┬áMoments such as these remind me of what a precious and fragile “thing” life is.

This moment, is our one chance to live true, to make memories, to share love. Tomorrow… it could be my boy; hell, it could be me. I guess we all have to brave the great unknown, that’s the only guarantee. Be grateful for today, and everybody in it. Live like this day is your last, your last day to make a difference in the world, to touch a random life, your last chance to live the way you want, your last chance to be happy.

If you’re not happy with now… then stop wasting your time. What else could you possibly be waiting for? This is your last chance. Start taking steps in the direction YOU want to go.

If you are depressed,
You are living in the past
If you are anxious,
You are living in the future
If you are at peace
You are living in the present
– Lao Tzu

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