"it's good to be alive"

Friday, August 12, 2011

"Everyone dies but not everyone lives"

An old friend of mine recently passed away and I felt it was only fitting to talk about life in perspective. He abruptly ended his own life at 23 without really knowing how much life has to offer, how much more he could've achieved. From his untimely death, comes a greater understanding & appreciation for life.

All of us take the people around us for granted. It's nothing to be ashamed of, it's only human nature. However, we should remind ourselves from time to time to really step back, look around you and appreciate the people around you and the life you are living for. Life, as they say, is like a million-mile trail. You don't know when it'll end or where it'll lead you, all you can do is to take on the journey step-by-step and be surprised. And while you're at it, might as well enjoy it, every step of the way because every step taken is one that you can never take back. That's called living the life that you love - and I keep a daily reminder of that on myself.

If there's one thing I've learnt this year, is that to live in the moment.
Too many people I know live in the past (myself included - before this revelation). The past holds us back, we can't help but to allow it to and that's where we find ourselves stuck. To live in the moment is to really enjoy every little sensation, feeling, taste or action in whatever you do like as though you're doing it for the very first time. That, is a beautiful, vital sign of being ALIVE.

With this I'm hoping that all those who reads the above would take a moment each day to truly appreciate everything & everyone present in your life and to start living in the moment. Do it as a tribute to the ones we have lost & loved.

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