Note: This post is inspired by something one of my favorite photographers David duChemin wrote, about how life is short and how we really need to live it. I invite you to read it and then to take the invitation to finish the sentence “life is short, and therefore I will…” for yourself.
Life is short, and therefore I will do what I say and say what I do.
I will remember that everyone dies, including myself, and live cherishing the people and the moments.
I will live courageously, doing things that scare me but help me grow.
I will create more beauty in the world than pain.
I will worry less and play more.
I will live true to my deepest desires.
I will be the light in the dark, I will bring the morning.
I will remember that for things to change, I must act first.
I will remember that if not me, then who? If not now, then when?
Life is short, and therefore I will remember that knowing is not the same as acting.
I will remember that my anger is hurt caring.
I will reach for what I want, instead of settling for what is safe.
I will spend each moment consciously, not waste it wantonly.
I will remember that money spent can be re-made, but time spent is forever gone.
Life is short, and therefore I will travel.
Life is short, and therefore I will remember that experiences lived are worth more than objects bought.
Life is short, and therefore I will live with my heart open, even when it hurts.