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While we might think a lifetime is a long time, it’s over in the blink of an eye. The days pass by much quicker as we get older and well, nothing lasts forever.

Life is a gift and it is something we should cherish. We should not be moving through this world as if nothing matters because so much matters. Stop going through the motions and put yourself out there. Be willing to actually live. There is no sense in wasting your days merely getting by.

Right now, tell the people you love that you love them. They might not be here tomorrow. We should be taking care of one another and chasing our dreams but for some reason, both of those things are lacking in this day and age. Sure, we’re connected in new ways but we’re divided in others.

Stop rushing yourself and refusing to make time for the people who matter the most. Stop to smell the roses and read those cute notes your kids leave you. Making memories right now will serve you well once you’re old. At the end of the day when nothing else is left, those memories will be there.

Start putting your happiness and the happiness of those you love first. Everything else can come after, you don’t have to be a robot. Sometimes taking a break can be important. Even something as small as making dinner with your lover can really make your life so much more worth living.

When your partner passes on you’re going to miss the small things. You’re going to wish you could bug him/her about something you’d misplaced or hear them nagging about the laundry. Everything on this planet is fleeting and we all need to keep that in mind.

Just consider this year, 2020 has been a rough one and none of us were prepared for the things we’ve faced. What if you’d spent the time before this year doing more and living happier? Wouldn’t that have made this year more tolerable? Wouldn’t you have fewer regrets? I know I would.

We never know how much time any given person has left on this planet and we should not take each day before us for granted. Stop letting yourself get caught up in the day-to-day shit and live your life how you see fit. If you want to try something new, try it. Don’t let other people live your life through you, make what you want of the time you have here on this planet we call our home.