Thursday Treadmill Treats
You just never know when it’s your time
Last night I went to another funeral, this one was for a brother of a dear friend of mine. He was in his late twenties, handsome, full of life, he had his whole life in front of him and just like that he was gone.
As I sat there I thought about how many of these I have been to in my lifetime and realized that I have been in this spot, way too many times, more than any one person should have to.
I have lost so many people I loved, people like Jordan who were taken away at the prime of their lives as well.
It taught me two things:
Life is precious and life is short.
You have to be present in the moment, you have to truly enjoy your life and the things you do. You have to forgive and forget, reach out to the people you love, tell them how much you love them, spend time with them, treasure the moments you spend with them.
We hold stupid grudges, we hold on to hate and anger, we can’t admit when we are wrong and can’t forgive when others try.
Does any of it matter? When that person is gone will you have guilt? Will you cry and say I should have, I could have? Would you wish for one more minute with them? If you can honestly answer yes to any of the above questions then you need to make it right now, not tomorrow now!
You might not have tomorrow….
I know about hatred, for years I held on to the hatred of my rapist, it consumed my life, when one day I realized it was only hurting me, he didn’t know or couldn’t care less, he was living his life, but I was killing mine, so I forgave him, for me not him.
I stayed in a verbally abusive marriage for 24 years afraid and hating my life, if I would have known how great these last 3 years have been I would have done it years before but I can stand here and tell you if I was called home tomorrow, I am truly glad I lived my best life, I was present in every moment,
I forgave and let go of all of the hatred and anger, I lived big and laughed often, I learned lessons and I found peace and joy that I thought was impossible.
So if my time was up,
I know I lived my life they way I wanted to even if it was for only 3 years, it was the best three years!
This is how we should all learn to live life, now, each and every day because none of us knows when it will be your time or your loved ones time.
At the end you won’t be thinking of how clean the house was, how much money you made, how many people you hated or did you wrong, no, you’ll be thinking if I only had more time with my kids, if I gave more of myself to others, if I could have made amends with loved loves, if I could have lived my life different…
So today my friends, remember this, time is one thing you can’t buy and you cant take back, you must use it wisely, don’t be that person wishing what if…be that person that say I lived life big!
RIP my dear Jordan, you brought so many smiles to so many people and you will be missed.
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“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”
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