We all know we only get one chance at this thing called life, but we sometimes forget that our time on earth may not be as long as we think, for ourselves and others we are connected to. Often times we get so caught up in doing so much for others that we forget about ourselves. Some of us have children that we put so much of our time into and others may have siblings or parents that require much of our time. As we go about our day helping and giving our time to others we often forget about taking some time out for us.
So much goes on in the world today that we see the ugly & bad times and get overwhelmed with all that has taken place. Even in our own lives, we have moments of despair where we don’t want to do anything or go anywhere but home, to curl up on our couch or in our bed. Not saying that home isn’t a good place to be, but sometimes we have to do something different for a chance and live, because we only get one life to live. Over the years of being a single widow I am learning that I don’t want to do the same thing I’ve always done such as work, come home, cook and wait for the weekend. We must focus on more of the good and positive things that will help take our mind off of our circumstances. Being with positive people, traveling with family and friends, see things you’ve never seen, go places you’ve never been and just live & enjoy life in spite of it all. Some of the negative people we have in our life can be draining and put a strain on your brain and mental state of mind. Knowing who to hold on to and who to let go will make a world of difference as we try to live the most fulfilling life possible.
As we continue to live in this crazy world, never forget that you need some “ME” moments and “ME” time every now & then. You don’t want to live a life of regret, so don’t feel guilty about taking that time you deserve. Life is about living, loving, laughing, and learning through the good and bad.