“We run after values that, at death, become zero. At the end of your life, nobody asks you how many degrees you have, or how many mansions you built, or how many Rolls Royces you could afford. That’s what dying patients teach you.”
Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Safety is an illusion.
So why do so many give up happiness that can be found in each moment in hopes they might be safe later? Have less, live more. Experiences have more value in the long run than the things. 💜
One of the blessings of facing death is that you learn to live. What matters most isn’t what others think you are, but what you actually are. At the end of it all, your bosses, your peers & even your family won’t be there – only you. Your happiness or guilt and unfulfilled dreams.
Admittedly I struggled for the longest time in trying to become everything I was “supposed to be”. From an early age everything was set out for me. Get great grades, go to college, get the perfect career that leads to fantastic fortunes. Along the way also meet the perfect partner have those kids but also keep that body healthy and keep up with those Joneses.
It works for some. Which is wonderful. Life is a whole lot easier if you know where you are going. For me that isn’t the case.
The depression, the lack of motivation or sense of achievement when I did things was a huge alarm that I ignored far too long.
This past year has been great in many ways in that I have allowed myself to venture from the path and meet others who have ditched the prescription for the perfect life, even if just for a little while. This has given me the strength I needed to dream my own dream.
Again I am making a list of 100 Things To Do In 2018.
I know it won’t be easy or happen over night, but the journey is what matters most.
So as 2017 comes winding down and the calendar begins to change, I look forward to as well. More into a me that fits. A path that has been a long time coming.
Tomorrow is never promised, so why do we live like it is all that matters?