We all live our lives so vastly different.
Some, care free. Others, plagued by fear.
It’s what makes the world go round, I know.
But, we’re all so insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Minor. Irrelevant, almost.
Everything is so much greater than we are. The oceans. The mountains. The solar system.
We are just a tiny speck amongst it all.
We are important, to ourselves. Our family. Our friends. That’s usually about it.
We live as if this is all there is. And yet, there is so much more to this universe than we can ever comprehend.
But, death scares me. Terrifies me, even.
I don’t know what’s after all this. I have no idea when it will happen. I pray, to whatever it is that is bigger and full of greater knowledge, that it happens in an incredibly long time.
But, I can’t know when it’ll happen, as much as I’d like to. Or maybe I don’t, I don’t know.
I guess my point is, is that sometimes, I can tear myself apart, thinking about the “what if’s” and the really insignificant stuff; like the size of my belly or how I’d do anything to have ‘that’ rug from Provincial Living, or that Mercedes Benz the mum from Kinder drives or look as good as that girl down the street.
We are blessed with such amazing opportunities. We have the chance to live a meaningful, unique, wonderful, honest life.
And yet, we sit behind our computer screens, fearful of what might happen if we put ourselves out there and strive for our dreams, or rock that bikini as a size 14, shapely woman.
Why do we act as if this is all there is? Why are we so concerned about what other’s might think or say, even if it means lying on our death beds, wishing to have done things so very differently… more lively, courageous, raw?
This is all there is, for us. We have one life.
Don’t be a follower because it’s easy. Never be afraid to question something, if your gut is uneasy. Never be afraid to say no. Put yourself first. Embrace everything you have, even if it’s materialistically less than others. You have EVERY right to rid yourself of toxic people; blood or not.
Learn to kayak. Tell them you love them. Rock that bikini. Ride a camel. Travel the world. Continued in comments