I know it’s hard to think about certain things, but the truth is, life is real. With that, I’ve realized recently that life is short. While I’ve always known that to be true, recent life events for some people I know have brought that fact of life to light.
I’m doing my best to make sure when I think of someone, I let it be known. Whether it was a song on the radio that reminded me of a friend from the past or coming across a recipe that reminds me of a family member. I hate that people fall out of touch, for whatever reason. I understand that life moves too fast sometimes for us to catch up with, but I wish it would slow down just enough to keep everyone in your life close.
It’s not like I’ve burned my bridges or anything. Nor do I have any regrets or anything along those lines. I just realized how terrible it would be if someone I cared about now or then didn’t know the mark they made on my life, big or small. It’s such a stupid thing to think about because obviously you should try and keep it as positive as you can at all times. The truth of the matter is, we don’t live in a fairy tale world. As much as living is a part of the game, so is dying.
Without getting all crazy about it, just realize it’s a fact. Do your best to make sure the people you care about know you care. While the time you have in life is uncertain, what is for sure is the amount of love of you’ve got. So give it out while you’ve still got the time to give it!
“Sensitive new-age guys” will get weepy up to 17 times a year, and women will empty their tear ducts between 30 and 64 times annually.
While women tend to well up due to stresses in their everyday life, men were found most likely to cry during weddings, funerals, sappy movies or after the death of a pet.
is it bad the last 2 are only true to me?
I think I surpass that 30-64 annually… I mean I cry at state farm insurance commercials. Then factor in weddings, funerals, and spilt milk, I’m a mess!
Today I realized that sometimes you don’t need any one thing to make you feel great, sometimes life in and of itself can be refreshing. Although I guess it’s the culmination of a few little things that brings this thought to light.
After waking up hungover, and reflecting on the previous night filled with circles of friends and good times, it was easy to put aside my pounding headache and desperate need for a bacon, egg and chee (not a type, definitely chee, not cheese) sandwich. I love being outside, having great conversation and laughing until my abs can’t stand it anymore. This makes life tolerable.
After showering and feeling refreshed I was able to put on clothes and brave the outside world. Which inevitably lead to a laid back dinner with my boyfriend over some burgers and shakes. Who needs the glitz and glamor with reservations and $90 meals, I don’t. Sure it’s nice, but I think things like that loose their luster if abused. Give me classic America or give me death. You truly can’t beat this combination, especially when it’s shared with someone who without, your life would be boring and meaningless. This makes life lovable.
Then I headed back home and felt like doing something, other than the normal Sunday night ritual. Which usually entails sitting in bed with pajamas, watching Real Housewives marathons on Bravo, while hugging my pillows hoping for a miracle that Monday will turn into Friday again. But instead I opted to something I’ve never done before, going to the movies by myself. Something I always wanted to do, but never followed up on. I figured this was a good opportunity, seeing as no one would probably want to see the Sex and The City sequel with me willingly (hah!). I thought it was great experience and I would totally do this again. This makes life interesting.
It was just a day like today that keeps you going through the days that don’t seem as liveable. Days where life’s routines like school and work become stressful and unwanted. Things that just keep your head afloat. Sure everyone feels this way from time to time, so just a reminder that the little things are what keep us going. The little things make life interesting, lovable and tolerable. So even if we have to truck through clouds to make it to even just a little bit of sunshine, I fully back the journey. Pack your sunscreen and prepare to soak up the little rays of sunshine as you encounter them.