Life can be pretty fucking scary sometimes.
There are so many unknown variables.
Things that could go horribly wrong.
But things could also go amazingly right.
It’s easy to decide something is too hard, that it couldn’t possibly work out and turn your back on the incredible opportunities life has to offer.
The trouble is, when you stop taking chances, decide that nothing ever turns out right, close yourself off from forming meaningful connections – you might as well be dead.
You become an empty shell, a walking/talking/breathing zombie.
Aimlessly living your life.
Accidentally bumping into whatever crosses your path. Never reaching out to hold on to anything or anyone.
Content in your assumption that while something or someone might make you happy for a moment it’s certain to end in disaster.
So you pull away.
You hide out in your empty shell. Every once in awhile giving it a new coat of shellac so no one notices how dull your eyes have become.
You miss out on the best that life has to offer.
You become a coward.
It’s not the end of the world though.
You don’t have to remain one.
Grow a pair.
Take a chance.
The regrets of the dying aren’t the things they wish they didn’t do.
It’s the ones they wish they had.
Speaking of the dying, for those of us who have lost loved ones far too soon, we have a special obligation to live the fullest life possible.
An obligation to make sure we grab life in heaping handfuls.
Never forgetting what a precious gift we’ve been given.
No one gets a do-over.
Second chances are finite.
Even if you believe in re-incarnation – you never get to live the same life twice.
So don’t squander it.