The most important decision you will make

Have you ever had someone literally disappear from right next to you?

One minute, they’re right there. The next, poof – they’re gone.

Or how about them not disappearing from right next to you, but going through a traumatic event and having their life changed forever?

Post 3 3-16-2013Your life can change at any minute.

You don’t have to be ready for it. It doesn’t wait for you to be ready.

You will never be ready for it.

The only way to take it is just like that – not ready, knowing you’ve lived every moment.

Have you?

Have you really lived every moment with them, enjoyed every minute spent together?

If your lives were to change forever, would you look back knowing that, while you may not have been ready, you were fully there?

If not, then I dare you to ask yourself, what can you do about it?

Right now.

What can you do about it right now?

About the future? Nothing. When the time comes, it just comes. You can just try to keep yourself, and your loved ones, in one piece. It’s not an easy feat, but there’s absolutely nothing you can do now. Your work for the future lies just there – in the future.

About the past? An even bigger Nothing. Learn from it, whine over it, reminisce over it, or let it be. Take your pick.

About the present? Everything.

When the end seems so near, all of a sudden things lose their importance. Things like that joke your friend made that hurt you, or that old-time quarrel with your dad. Things like that lose their dangerous glow.

But what if it’s not someone else who’s going to disappear from right next to you?

What if it’s you disappearing from right next to them?

What would you do then?

Your life as you know it could end – right here, right now.

It could end for the better, or it could end for the worse. It could end for good.

When life’s changes are staring us smack-dab straight in the face, one thing becomes clear: everything that matters is in this moment.

So cut the crap. Let go of the past. Stop whining about the future. (Tweet this quote)

Give yourself permission to use your present moment the way you want to use it. But choose how you want to use it.

Allow yourself to choose how to live each and every moment.

I choose to forgive. I choose to dream. I choose to see the good in people. I choose to give. I choose to throw myself in every positive experience I have with my loved ones.

Because I know that this moment will never come back. Another one might come along, but it will never be the same one.

I know. And I have made my choice.

What do you choose?

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