A shiny white doll sized casket rested on a pedestal cradling my nine month old niece. A pastor spoke though his words were inaudible to most of us there. I was transfixed on her casket. And when they started lowering her into the ground and the first bit of dirt was cast atop, a silent screamed stopped my heart.
Later that day as I held my four week old newborn the deepest love and the deepest despair wrestled one another within me.
This week I learned that two of my high school friends had lost their husbands, unexpected and suddenly. This occurred within a matter of just a few days.
My heart breaks for them and their kids.
I am reminded again that life is so unfair.
We never expect that we will die at a young age.
Truthfully, I think most of us honestly never think we will die.
We live that way.
We believe that in two years we will get fit. We believe that in five years we can change jobs. Or in 10 years we can buy our dream vacation. Or in 15 years we can live where we really want.
We hold onto all this things we want for our life, for another time.
Oh, I know the thousands of excuses filling your mind. I don't have the money, I don't have the time, I will offend my family, I.....
A plethora of excuses you allow yourself to believe that immediately cut off your desires.
So we sit in a world we wish was different.
We hope for better days, but make no effort on our part to have them.
We allow our desires to be squelched.
We become like the majority.
We think we can't so we don't. We settle. We give up. We die before we take our last breath.
There is no reason for this. None!
Death reminds me that we are all fated the same final outcome.
What makes us different is what we do with the time we have.
Why do you wait for the life you want? Why do you wait to make the move? Why do you wait?
Sooner or later, your waiting time will end.
Do you still want to be where you are today? Or do you want something more?
It is not to late to have the wonderful life you deserve.
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"But, I am not like you Sarah." I hear too often.
I am nothing more special than you. I possess nothing greater than you.
I may pretend I am wonder woman, but I poop just like everybody else.
What I do though is choose to live my life loudly and largely today because my heart is filled with too many who never got that chance. Will you?
"Have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become."- Steve Jobs