I think it’s easy to get caught up in the little things, until you or someone close to you becomes ill or passes.
Life is truly a gift, and the reality is – it can all change in a second, and you or your loved ones could be gone tomorrow.
Among a few things, seeing one of my best friend’s become terminally ill, paralyzed and recently passing has changed the way I want to live my life. Even just writing that sentence makes me cry. There’s such a deep connection between grief and gratitude.
For some reason as humans, we ignore the reality of death. To me, holding this reality close helps me have more gratitude in my everyday life and helps to keep my purpose clearer.
I’m putting all of my love into the people and things that I love.
I’m wearing my favourite jewelry every day and only the clothes that make me feel good.
I’m making sure we have fresh flowers in the house, always. They give me good energy just looking at them.
I’m purposely making my life as beautiful as possible in my eyes because it makes me happy.
I’m working to help as many people as I can with the gifts that I have.
I don’t think you have to pretend everything is okay when it’s not. I think it’s healthy to feel your emotions. I’m still processing a lot of different emotions everyday.
I feel a lot of sadness and guilt some days just going on with life every day.
I have my health. I have passion. I have a loving family and friends. I have a great partner and marriage. I have created a business that I love.
I have a lot of great things going for me right now in my life. I sometimes feel bad that other people don’t have these things.
The thing is — I didn’t always have these things, and even when it comes to the things I do have right now, nothing in life is forever.
That’s why I’m intentionally living in the now, leaning into love, making more beautiful memories, telling people I love them as much as I can, and doing more things every day that are meaningful to me.
If you needed a sign — This is your sign to go for it.
Start the business. Buy the plane ticket. Go on the date. Do the things you’ve been wanting to do.