Live Life to the Fullest
I am a firm believer that people should try to make the most out of each day that they are alive. We all have to die at some point and even though this may seem a little morbid it is true. Today or tomorrow could be our last day, and therefore this is why we should live life to the fullest.
Each day I read and watch the local and international news stories which make me aware of some sad events. People who are very young are dying each day in a variety of different circumstances, and I am very much mindful of the fact that I am not immune from one of these tragic events. No one can say for sure that they are going to live until let us say seventy years of age, most people I think presume that they will, which could be seen in some quarters as a good thing. Thinking positive they say is the right way to think, which I have to admit is something I also agree with.
My attitude is that I need to work to live whereas other people seem to live to work. It is like they would rather be at work than at home having fun or spending time with their family. I know some people who have young children but who leave their house at around half six in the morning and do not return home until seven at night. This is not because they are poor but because they will take on any extra hours as way as overtime that is offered to them. I would rather spend time with my family than be stuck at work and feel that my life is enriched in this way.
When I am on my death bed in what I hope will not be for a long time, of course, I want to be able to think and say to myself that I have no regrets and that I am happy with the way I have lived my life. At the moment I am lucky as I watched my Son grow and mature as an adult. From the work that I do, I can take my family on vacation each year and can afford to pay all of my bills. Some no doubt might say that I should work a lot more hours than I do, I would then be able to buy a better car and would be able to take my family on two holidays per year. What I would say in response to this, however, is at what price would I be able to obtain this? I would have to sacrifice much of the quality time I have with my family. I hope and think that my family is very happy at the moment and this, in my opinion, is priceless. I will not compromise this in search for a better standard of car etc.
I always used to worry about what might happen to me in three or six months time. Will this or that happen? If it does how would I be able to cope? I am of course worrying in these situations about things that have not even and may never happen. This I have now realized is pointless and even very silly. I should be living for today, I should be making the most of today, I will think about tomorrow, tomorrow. I will deal with any problems that come my way in the best way that I can at the time when they happen; that is all I can do. By stressing about them before they happen will only stop me from enjoying myself on that particular day.
Now is the time to halt the stress, worry, fear, and depression. There is a good chance that we only have one life, so let us enjoy it.