This past Tuesday a lifelong family friend of Annieâ??s family died at 63 years old of an unexpected heart attack. I actually first heard about it on the local news and I was momentarily stunnedâ?¦the kind of stunned where you literally have zero reaction. You donâ??t cry or blink, you donâ??t make a phone call or even move.
As I get older I keep reflecting very deeply on the notion that I too will be gone one day. Heck, maybe tomorrow or maybe not until Iâ??m 101 years old like Annieâ??s Grandpa was when he passed away. We hear about people dying every single day whether by natural causes, natural disasters, or violence and it often does impact us but not like having someone you know a little bit or a lot passes. Thereâ??s just a difference.
These occurrences act as reminders for most of usâ?¦we say things like â??itâ??s a reminder to live in the momentâ? or â??life is too short not to be happyâ? or a handful of other things. So thatâ??s the questionâ?¦can we truly live in the moment? Can we ever truly be happy? Can we live a â??life well livedâ? or is it just a vigrx plus dosage myth? Why do we need reminders? Most importantly, why are so many of us (I would venture to say most of us) not living the life we want to live even though we can acknowledge these â??life momentsâ? as reminders?
I canâ??t. I donâ??t know how. I donâ??t have time. Iâ??m scared. Iâ??m afraid to say what I feel. Iâ??m afraid to chase happiness because I might fail. Iâ??m afraid of what others will think of me.
Thatâ??s itâ?¦I think those are all the reasons why we donâ??t do what we actually want to. I think those are the reasons we forget about deaths, 9/11, wars, or any other reminders that life is indeedâ?¦fragile.
Anywaysâ?¦just some random thoughts today. Iâ??ve been intrigued with the idea that we all know when weâ??re unhappy and happyâ?¦yet we donâ??t do enough to make sure the happy hangs around more. I have also been intrigued with why we need so many reminders to truly â??liveâ? and even once we get them we tend to go back to our status quo ways rather quickly.
Chase your dreams. Find your happiness. Live in this moment. Do more of what you love and less of what you donâ??t. There is ALWAYS a way.