Life really is too short

So, I haven”t actually yet seen the Fast and Furious films, but I have now decided to have a marathon as soon as I stop my blogging for the night.

Fast and Furious 7 hit the cinema last week and the soundtrack has been playing on the radio since it’s big release. Yet, I have only heard this song today. And it has been on repeat all day! Seriously, over and over and over and over.  Anyone who is anyone knows that this song is dedicated to the late, very talented and beautiful Paul Walker, who died in a car crash last year.

But this isn’t a post about the Fast and Furious or Paul Walker.  It is about the whole sentiment.  Paul was young, he was taken too soon.  We never know how long we have on this earth.  We all take for granted that we may live into our 80s or 90s, but actually every day is a gift,  and we don’t know when it will be taken from us.  Today, I feel lucky to be alive and to be where I am, but I don’t live in the moment, and I am not grateful for every moment, because I live as if tomorrow is guaranteed.

So why don’t we live like tomorrow will never come?

Why don’t we make memories, hug for longer, do more of what we want and what we love, smile more, tell our loved ones how much we love them.

We live too much in the past, and too much in the future. We worry about what has been, and plan too much for what will be.  The only thing we have is the present, and we, for the most part, ignore it. Every minute is over looked, and taken for granted. And we’re all guilty.

Why don’t we enjoy every minute?

I think what I have really been thinking today is not the uncertainty of the length of my life, but to the uncertainty of those around us.  Any one of us could be taken at any moment.  Someone’s mother, brother, sister, father, dog, cousin, uncle, second cousin once removed…

What are you waiting to tell them? Tell them now.

What are you waiting to do with them? What memories are you waiting to make? Do it now.

Life is too short. And too uncertain.

What exactly are you waiting for? Don’t wait until you see them again. Do it now.


2 thoughts on “Life really is too short

  1. Human beings life as if they will live forever to cope with the fear of death. Living every day with the knowledge of our own mortality is difficult, so living as if we will live forever is a coping mechanism. Sadly, it means that many people won’t live to their full potential. As the Buddha said, “The problem is you think you have time….”

    Also, life is way too short to waste it watching Hollywood crap like The Fast and Furious. Seriously, there are more meaningful movies out there…


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