How We Are Remembered

2015-02-26 (Thursday) by Mikael Linusson

We are remembered by how we impacted other people and their lives. Whether good or bad deeds, that's what people will remember. Whether we create something good, bad, helpful, entertaining, funny, sad, or whatever, that's what people will remember us by. If you want to have a positive impact on this world, then do it with your acts, by what you create, by how you treat other people, by what you put out there. You cannot and will not be remembered for something you thought about doing or wanted to do, only by what you did, and by whom you did it to.

You create your legacy by how you live, by how you treat other people, by what you create. Not by thoughts, or dreams, or by consuming other people's creations, only by what you put out there.

 

How Many More Times?

2015-02-20 (Friday) by Mikael Linusson

I'll start today's post with one of the greatest quotes I've ever read. Sure, it's one of many many great quotes, but it's definitely one of them.

"Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless." -Paul Bowles

We shouldn't live life being afraid of dying, but we better be aware of the fact that there is a time limit on this life of ours.

The knowledge of this fact can hopefully help us realize what is truly important to us. Not what's important to our friends, relatives, bosses, or anyone else, but what's important to us. What's important to you? What's important to me?

Time might not be short but you never know, life could be over tomorrow, or we could live for another 50 years. But how long we live isn't what matters the most, but what matters the most is how we choose to spend the time we get here on this amazing earth.

So we need to focus on the essentials, on what's important to ourselves, because life is here and life is now.

 

The Leaves Outside My Window

2014-10-14 (Tuesday) by Mikael Linusson

I look out through the window and wonder, how many more times will I see those leaves? I mean really see them, not just look at them. How many more times will I truly savor a moment like this?

Ten? Twenty? Never?

Everything we do in life, we do a limited number of times. Some things we do many many times, some things only a few, a lot of things we never do.

And as I sit here and look at those leaves, at those branches, at that tree, I wonder if this is the first time I've really looked at it. Is this the first time I've ever watched those beautiful autumn colors on that specific tree? Is this the first time in all these years that I've really taken the time to savor this amazing creation that's been standing outside my window for all of the years I've lived here? All the twelve of them.

Will I ever look at that tree the same way again? Or was it the last, and maybe only, time that I truly saw that tree?

Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, this moment is over and it will never come back. Life rushes on towards the endstation and we better remember that the days in our lives are limited. Not to make us depressed, but to make us use them well. Death isn't the bad part of life, not living while you are alive is.

You get one shot at every day, at every moment, so do your best to enjoy it, to savor it, to have fun.

See you later my beloved friend!

 

Songs For My Funeral

2013-09-20 (Friday) by Mikael Linusson

Some years back I wrote a list of songs for my funeral (sooner or later we all die) and I wanted some songs that really represented myself and my life.

The list has two songs:
Frank Sinatra - My Way and Joan Jett - I Love Rock'n'Roll.

The first song "My Way" because I do my best to live my life my way, and it's such a great song with great lyrics.

The second song because, yeah, you guessed it, I really love Rock'n'Roll. :D

If I were to add one more song, it would be 2 Unlimited - Jump for Joy because that song just makes me so happy and I would love to transfer that feeling of joy to the people paying tribute.

I've had a lot of fun in life, so it would be great if people would celebrate what was, instead of being sad that it's over. I never came to stay, you know, life is nothing but a brief visit in eternity of time. :)