Life is short. I’ve been kicked back fiercely by this statement often enough that I’m finally realizing it’s time to take action. While I’ll never stop planning I won’t stop showing my love for my family, my friends, my loved ones, and more. Not only is our journey short, but it’s only done one time. How do I live a life that reflects this? Do we really have time?

Around the holidays we travel a lot, and when you have the love of your life in the passenger seat and your little love nuggets nestled in the car seats behind you, the realization that life is out of our control comes to mind frequently. I try not to think morbidly and fill my heart with worry of the unknown; it’s hard not to. Instead I’ve been reaching for ideas to be a better me, have a better family life, and love like there’s no tomorrow.

It’s really a hard thing to do, though it should be very easy, but life gets complicated as your grow older. We can’t choose to live each day as our last, because think of all the things we would refuse to do on our last day on earth. I wouldn’t be doing any sort of chores. My husband wouldn’t be going into work or to the gym. We’d have ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I wouldn’t try to quit my bad habits. And the list goes on.

So I’m not here to tell you to take that trip, or quit your job. I’m here to tell you to foster your relationships with the ones you love and to build new ones. If there is ever an answer to the troubles in the world and in your heart, it’s more love!

What are some of the things you put off for later? What happens if later doesn’t come?

Start simple

Smile More
Laugh at Silly Things
Try to Make Someone Smile
Find the Joy in the Mundane
Be Grateful for the Little Things

Go Big

Take a vacation day from work to be with your spouse
Carve out three or more hours on Saturday or Sunday to play with your children. (Really see them and be present)
Ban TV or Phone usage from your evening routines
Learn Something New with a friend

What am I missing?

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