There’s a piece of me left somewhere along with great expectations.
I don’t know where this year went, where these days have gone. I feel almost as if I’ve been drug through these last few weeks with the wool over my eyes and my ears plugged; all of my senses dulled and rendered obsolete. Am I not living like everyone else? Am I not existing, like every thing under the sun?
It seems yesterday I was starting my first semester of high school, scared of how many people there were (a whopping 400 something) and not being able to find my classes…now I’m in my last week of my first semester at a school with more than 40,000 students and I’m FOUR years older.
Its crazy to me how fast things come and go. One minute you’re cheering for your friend running a race, the next day they’re diagnosed with cancer. In one instance you’re talking about the Beatles to a classmate and the next you’re attending his funeral. These people…all of my friends, all of my family, they weren’t ready to go. They shouldn’t have been. But either way it happened. Either way, they’re gone now. The real moral here is you have to cherish everything. Cherish every moment you’re alive. Every breath you can breathe and every blink. Every time you can hold that lover’s hand and know you’re safe with them..
Because one day that might end… and there won’t be anything you can do about it.
That’s not to say you can’t change the future—you can—it just might not all play out the right way to begin with. You can spend right now, today, lamenting about the things you used to have or the people you used to need…or you can spend these limited episodes of life being thankful and thanking the Lord (or whomever you believe in) for what you have. The privileges you have been granted, the abilities bestowed upon you.
Love who you are and where you are in life. If for some reason, any reason, you aren’t happy, change it. Do something spontaneous. You have ONE SHOT. One life. Make every day worth writing down, worth talking about. Be positive. Keep your head up high and your hopes higher. Things will always get better.
You just gotta believe.