Make Every Day Count: How to Be Grateful For The Time You Do Have Left
We often lose sight of the truly important things in life. We are so busy wondering about our supposed dream car, our dream house, our dream life but ironically, the best dream one can have, is to come to grips with living ‘in the now’.
Time is the most valuable currency in existence. Every second we spend silently locked away in our rooms is time spent separated from the people that matter. Each second we spend staring at social media is time spent disconnected from the world around us. Every second we spend ruminating on the ‘should haves’ and ‘should have nots’, is time spent preventing beautiful new experiences from taking place.
If today was the last day of your life, what would you do?
Whom would you meet? What would you say? What would you want to see? Ask yourself these things. Once you start living like it is the last day of your life, you will come alive.
Spend time doing things that you love | Make Every Day Count
Get yourself out of that bed. Invest your time in yourself, your hobbies, your passions, the things that you enjoy doing. Don’t let your last day be spent doing something you despise, because you might as well be doing nothing at all. Live it to the fullest. Eat your favourite foods, read your favourite books, drink your favourite flavour of milk tea (or any other drink if you’re lactose intolerant).
There is not enough time in our lives that can be spent doing something that feels forced. If today was your last day. What would you be doing?
Spend time with your loved ones | Make Every Day Count
Every person that exists will leave with a lasting impact on the people around them. Make it a positive one. You don’t have to be a celebrity to change the minds of others, you don’t have to be a politician to shift the outlook of the world. All you have to be is someone who is present. All you have to be is there for another person. Be that person.
Spend your last day building bonds, reconciling broken relationships, being present in the lives of your loved ones, because it may be their last day as well. Time is precious. So are the people around us.
Take in the world around you | Make Every Day Count
Whether you believe in the act of divine creation or simply just the elegance of the universe. Isn’t it beautiful, how this world came to be? Through all the chaos, the suffering, the hurt. There is still beauty. A child’s birthday party, a student’s graduation ceremony, the farewell of a loved one who has had their last day. There is always light at the end of the tunnel on the last day.
Live your life like it’s your last day.
Experience the world as if you will never get the chance to set foot upon it again. Climb the steepest hills, descend into the darkest caves, roam the sunniest meadows and while you’re there, take a deep breath.