I found out yesterday that my dentist passed away the day after Christmas. We had become good friends over the years and it really hit me, because I had been in his office just a few days before he passed away. He was just a few years older than me, and we would often talk about all of the things we would do when we retired. Now he will not do any of those things.
So here are a few things that I have been thinking about, since hearing this news.
Life is short. Do what you love to do.
If you don’t like something in your life, then change it. You are the only one who can.
If you are looking for your soul mate, then become the person your soul mate is looking for.
Open your mind, it is the only way to learn something new. Open your heart and let down the drawbridge that is keeping everyone else out. Open your arms and hug someone like you mean it.
Travel some place new every year. Take out that bucket list that you are saving for when you retire. Go out and do those things now.
Dance in the rain, splash in the puddles. Release the wild abandon of your inner child.
Live your dreams, Create wondrous events in your life. Succumb to the life you really want, but are afraid to have.
Eat chocolate. Drink wine. Laugh often. Be proud of the wrinkles on your face, because they show what a wonderful life you are living.
Don’t wait until your are old to wear purple, big hats, and foolish grins.