Each Day is a Gift, Not a Given Right

2012-08-17 (Friday) by Mikael Linusson

Don't spend you days dwelling on or regretting the past, and don't waste time worrying about the future. What has already happened you can do nothing about and there is no need worrying about things that you can do nothing about. And if you can do something about something, then it's better to do that something than to worry about whatever it is. Most of our worries will never materialise into reality, it's just something we create in our heads, in our minds, by visualizing the future going wrong in one way or another.

If someone did you wrong, forgive, forget and walk on, life is too short to hold a grudge against someone. Sure, they might have done something really bad towards you, but you will only waste your own time and energy, your own life, by thinking about it, by hating.

But living each day fully is not just about not worrying and not regretting, it's a lot about doing what you really want to do, trying to get the most out of your life. Not just working at a job for the sake of it, not just doing what everybody expects you to do, not just doing what is considered the normal thing to do, the normal way to be and behave. It's also about facing our fears, growing as human beings, finding our passion, following our dreams, walking the path less traveled, the path we really would like to take. It's about living, not just being alive.

Each day is a gift, it's not a given right and tomorrow might never come, so spend your time wisely. And remember, the only time you can spend is the time right now, so the time is today, not tomorrow, not in some distant future, but right here and right now.

"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something." -Steve Jobs

So... if today was your last day, would you want to do what you are about to do today?