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Life Is Short

by Marcus

Do you remember as a child how long the summers seemed stretched on? Do you recall how it took forever for your next birthday or for Christmas to come around again? This is not the case anymore is it? It is as if life speeds up every year. Now, it seems as though it is perpetually Monday. When I was a child, tuning 40 years old seemed so far away. Today at 41, turning 80 years old seems so very close.

Life is incredibly short my friends! Hopefully, the older we get the more we come to realize and accept this. In midlife we begin to experience on a more regular basis the passing of friends and family members. In this, we are exposed to the reality that our time will come too. Some of the people in our lives experience unexpected and sudden endings to life. In this, we can see that life is precarious and uncertain; that there is no guarantee regarding how and when our life will end. Perhaps this is one of the most powerful gifts of aging.

Even with all this information from our experiences many people continue to live there life as though it will last forever. Each day is taken for granted, as if it is owed to them. I assure you it is not. Life is a gift, an incredibly short gift. Why not make the most of this wonderful gift called your life?

You can put your grievances down. You can let go of your past hurts and disappointments. You can open up to the life you are living now and make the most of it. What will be the cost to you if you don’t do this? After all, you wouldn’t want to look back on your life from the end of it and say to yourself, my whole life has been a mistake, would you?

LIFE IS SHORT! The sooner you truly realize and accept this powerful fact of life, the sooner you will truly live.

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This article was written for and published in collaboration with The Business Times newspaper.

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