Yesterday whilst browsing my facebook news feed one of the friends had posted this interesting article that was published in the U.K
I found it quite an interesting read as a family member of mine (who I’ll call B) also works with people who are terminally ill and since working with them their outlook on life has completely changed. It is quite inspiring to see now how they live their life. There now is no nonsense, they have no time for people who are negative or for petty little things that seem to consume people lives now. They surround themselves by people who interest them and that they can actually learn something off, a notion that I now also appreciate. They now know what they want out of life and what makes them happy.
I often wonder and feel sorry for people who reflect on their lives and seem unfulfilled. What would they have done different? Do they have any regrets?
I know I am often hesitant in somethings in life and that is often because of a fear – A fear of what might the consequences be? What will people think? What if I fail?
You have to do the things in life that make you happy, you have to have courage and surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. Whenever I need a reinforcement to live life I phone my family member and talk about their day and it often brings a smile to my face and brings me back to living in the now. In reality that’s all we have. We never know what the day brings so when I wake up I often think “If this was my last day how would I want to live it?.. I know I would want to be happy, not let little things e.g. people cutting me off in traffic get to me, I would be nice to people and I would tell people how much they mean to me or give people complements I know that will make them happy.
People often have a fear of dying and don’t like to think of it in their future plans but as B has said to me, “People don’t start actually living their lives until they realise they are going to die.”
Make the most of your day amigos, don’t let fears hold you back from anything and I hope you able to reflect back and think ‘Yer I lived a good life.’
Currently I’m reading one of Lance Armstrong’s autobiographies and a quote I’ll leave you with is from Chris Carmichael directed towards Lance before winning his first tour of France when he was contemplating quitting cycling, “I’ve never seen you afraid of anything, but if you ask me, you’re afraid of trying.”