I would like to share this message I received from a friend of mine today. I think it is another good reminder how important it is to consistently evaluate what is really essential for us in our lives, and to focus on these things that are most important to us by living in the present moment, being aware of our actions and moving towards who we truly are and what we desire.
A friend of mine opened his wife’s underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:
‘This, – he said – isn’t any ordinary package.’
He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.
‘She got this the first time we went to New York, 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on, was saving it for a special occasion.
Well, I guess this is it. He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.
He turned to me and said: ‘Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in your life is a special occasion’.
I still think those words changed my life.
Now I read more and clean less. I sit without worrying about anything and just relax. I spend more time with my family & friends and less at work.
Money is to be spent not saved.
I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through. Life is a journey, not a destination.
I no longer keep anything.
I use crystal glasses every day.
I’ll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.
I don’t save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.
I go out with my friends whenever I want to rather than thinking I don’t have the spare money or time.
The words ‘Someday…’ and ‘ One Day….’ are fading away from my dictionary.
If it’s worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now…
I don’t know what my friend’s wife would have done if she knew she wouldn’t be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.
I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels. She might have told everyone how much she loved them.
I’d like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favourite food.
It’s these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come..
Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.
Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.
Let us live in the present, enjoy every second of it, as every single moment is precious, every little thing matters, and everything you do right now directs your life towards your own destiny.
Being aware of the here and now empowers us in being able to make the decisions and take the actions that we conciously choose to steer into a more powerful, a more positive and inspiring future ahead of us.
One that allows us to just be and smile, because it is based on what we truelly desire from within ourselves, a life that portrays who we really are without sacrifices, without limitations…
Think about it…