“Life is Too Short”
We have all heard this saying probably more than once or twice in our lifetime. I feel that I probably say this quite often to my clients during our sessions. Sometimes life feels overwhelming and we find that we don’t take care of things we need to do in our life. And the next thing we know it has been 5, 7 or 10 years and we say, “where has time gone?” which then the next comment might be, “what have I been doing? Why haven’t I taken care of this?”
The reality is time flies. Which is why when there are important or simple things in your life that need to be addressed or resolved that we need to take a look at the fact that Life is too short. Seize the moment and focus on what you need to do. We only have today. We don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow despite the fact that we have had many tomorrows.
So, what do you want to do!! For me personally I really want to have closer relationships with some of my friends and family members. I want to stop making excuses for why I don’t call as often as I would like or why I am not seeing them more often. Life just seems to move too quickly. So, it starts out as Monday and then the next thing I know it is Friday and I am like, “Where did the week go?” and then the weekend is here and the cycle begins.
I made a commitment to myself a year and half ago when a close friend of mine from college died of cervical cancer that I would not let time go by and not have connections with people I love and care for in my life. While I have not let a lot of time go by, I don’t feel that I have truly committed myself to this commitment. Why is the question?
Life happens is my answer. I have good intentions and honestly, I am doing the best that I can today. I know that I can always do better all of us can always do better. So, my belief is that as long as I have a strong desire to have closer relationships that it will happen. I don’t ever want to feel the way I did in November of 2017 at my friends’ memorial when I cried as I read a letter to her wishing that She and I had had more time together.
I let too much time go by before we reconnected and then she was gone. I still feel a deep sadness when I think of her and also a sense of gratitude for the time, I had with her. Part of the concept of life is too short is facing your fears and moving through your discomfort.
So, all I can say is do your best at achieving your goals and finding whatever it is that you are looking for so that you don’t have to have regrets because you ran out of time. Seize the Day!! Seize the Moment!! My belief is, “that all persons are truly greater than they think they are.”