There are many philosophies on what life is really about. Some think that it makes the most sense to indulge in everything while you can. Some think that treating your body like a holy temple is the best way to live. Some think that our purpose is to explore and visit the incredible sights that exist in the world. And some believe that staying put and staying safe to live a longer life is better than all of these combined. Whatever you believe, these are some important words to live by.
My friend’s mom has eaten healthy all her life. Never ever consumed alcohol or any “bad” food, exercised every day, very limber, very active, took all supplements suggested by her doctor, never went in the sun without sunscreen and when she did it was for as short a period as possible- so pretty much she protected her health with the utmost that anyone could. She is now 76 and has skin cancer, bone marrow cancer and extreme osteoporosis.
My friend’s father eats bacon on top of bacon, butter on top of butter, fat on top of fat, never and I mean never exercised, and was out in the sun burnt to a crisp every summer. He basically took the approach to live life to his fullest and not as others suggest. He is 81 and the doctors says his health is that of a young person.
You cannot hide from life. It’s out there and it will find you so in the words of my friend’s still living mother: “If I would have known my life would end this way I would have lived it more to the fullest enjoying everything I was told not to!”
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.
How do you live your life? Do you take it day by day, or do you plan out your every move? Does your life revolve around your family or do you go on adventures and vacations whenever you get a few days off? Regardless of how you think life should be lived, remember that your experiences make up who you are. You ARE important and your dreams ARE worth chasing! I love this thought! 🙂
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