Journal-written blog post from 2/19/14.
I was reminded tonight, by a loyal/regular customer turned acquaintance- hell, I’d even go so far as to say friend- just how short life can be… His sister died in a bad weather-related car accident this past Sunday night. He said they were close. He is taking it really well from what I could glean just in chatting with him for a bit, but it sounds like everyone loved his sister very much. A friend/barista from the coffee stand his sister used to frequent called him up and shared some memories of her, he told me. We also talked a little about the memorial service that will be happening, as well as the tattoos he will be getting in her memory.
Tell the people who matter to you that you love and appreciate them. No time is too soon to say it, but any time could be too late.
‘Chasing The Sun’ – Sara Bareilles
I’m also so glad that M and I can go and DO things together… Real activities. Skiing, biking, yoga. You only get one life, why spend it attached to your electronics or cooped up inside watching bad television, breathing stale air all the time? (Yes, that’s okay sometimes and in moderation, in my world, but still.) He has taught me a lot more about taking care of yourself and being fit and healthy… But mostly about not being a chronic ball of negative energy. It’s much less draining to be more positive.
I’ve read some good quotes lately- usually seen as a typeface written over a photo… This one in particular caught my eye; it’s fitting and I feel it should be applied as a life lesson in everyone’s life…
Become Your Dreams.
To tie into what I wrote above, anything- good or bad- can happen in one day, one moment, an instant. That’s all it takes and we, as humans, need to realize that more often… NOT just when tragedy occurs. What if tomorrow never comes?
We need to make our own mark on the world, be heard while we can, and do what we love- to have led and lived a full and truly meaningful life. Focus on the good in life and the world, eliminate the negativity, not yelling and screaming about what you dislike/hate, but encouraging and promoting all the things you love and are excited to share with the world, no matter what it may be, and no matter what criticism it may receive. We all will be criticized for what we love in our lives, often times much more than once… But to come out from behind the harsh remarks and stand up against them- using them to make yourself a better, stronger person- THAT is what living positively is about, for the most part. Become immune to negativity like water rolling from a duck’s feathers. I know it’s a challenge in this ‘day and age’, this society, but we have to try. Don’t let your head make things seem so dire and serious all the time. It’s okay to fail and be wrong. Take a deep breath… Be daring. Be brave enough. Go outside, get some fresh air! Drink some more water, you chronically dehydrated people out there like me, and start living your one beautiful, amazing life.
Light, love, truth, beauty, peace. Namaste. (: