Life is too short

Everyone says it, I know, but each time it’s been said to me, I’ve just brushed past it like ‘yeah, I know’ and not thought much more of it.

I wish I had thought more of it.

This last month has been one of the hardest times I have ever been through, but the whole thing has made me appreciate and understand that when people say life if too short, they really mean it.

We rush through so many things that we would get so much more out of if we just slowed them right down and took the time to appreciate them.

We spend so much of out time getting annoyed and angry at that one thing that someone did instead of the hundreds of amazing good things that you’ve done together.

We get frustrated when we don’t get what we want, instead of just getting on with what we already have – which is often much more than most people have got.

I guess that in this society, things just move so fast, and we feel that we have to move just as fast to keep up with it.

We don’t have time to stop and smell the flowers.  Why would we stop at one when we can keep growing more and more?

This is it, though.  If we keep going, without appreciating what’s happening in our lives, can we truly be happy with it?

Well, last month, I did stop.  I dropped everything I had going on in Glasgow, and I went home to be with my family.  We spent so much time together; so much quality time, and it was only then that I really understood how important it is to stop and look at what we have, and be grateful for it.

Life really is too short.  There’s so many things that I know I want to do. Simple things like phoning old friends and telling them how much I miss them, just as much as bigger things like visiting Granny’s ‘other family’ in Dominican Republic, and now, more than ever, I know how important it is going to be to make time to do these things.  And to do them properly.

There’s no point in doing something just to say you’ve done it.  If you really want to do something, you need to switch off from the rest of the world, stop what you’re doing and focus completely on doing that one thing.

And it’s hard, but every once in a while we really need to have the time to sit and appreciate what we’ve done, what we have and what we’re going to do.

Life is too short, so we need to make it worthwhile and worth living for, otherwise, did we really live at all?

Yours, for now,

Fraser x

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