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Live Like You Are Dying

Since my diagnosis with an extremely rare tumor that has left me not knowing what my future holds. When I say, I’m going to live like I’m dying, people tell me, Don’t give up . . . Stay positive. Why, is living like you are dying negative? It’s not! It’s like seizing the day! Living in the moment! The moment we are born, we are dying, or body is aging. The life we are given is up to us but the time we have here is not. It is up to us how we chose to live, yes “Life Happens” but it’s how you react to each situation. Do you let it control you? Or do you control it? We all have the power of free-will, so the choice is ours. We’ve all faced different obstacles in life so my choices may be different than yours. You don’t have to agree with my choices nor do I your’s, but we all make millions of choices on a daily basis. I choose to live my life to the fullest. Live like you are dying simply means to cherish every moment, every person, every opportunity to make a memory. Once we are no longer here, that is all our loved ones will have is memories. Make those memories! Live that Dream! I’ve heard it said more times than I can count, people won’t remember you because of how much you worked or how much money you made but how you made them feel. Make someone feel special and loved.

Living like you are dying is also getting your priorities in order. People matter! I’ve had a lot of hard knocks at the hands of those who loved me. I’ve had people walk out of my life with no explanation. I’ve been called names and treated unfairly. I’ve loved and lost. I hurt people I love but through it all. Not one of them would I turn my back on even after the hurts I’ve suffered. It was a valuable lesson, going through exile, God grew my Faith not only in him but myself. I didn’t believe in myself without others. I found my identity in them and not Him. Being alone with yourself and God is a good use of time. He showed me how to love, forgive and pray for not just those who walked away but see clearly those who didn’t. I didn’t understand how easy it is to throw a family member or a friend away but I’ve realized it’s not for me to understand or judge. God helped me deal with the hurt and he is guiding me. I’ve learned through these times that God has put people in my life for a season and some for a lifetime. He opened my eyes to stop focusing on what I had and focus on what I have. He knows what is best for the Purpose he has put inside of me, as he molds me into the woman he has called me to be. His opinion of me is the True Measure for my life.

The words, Life is too short just popped in my head. It’s very true so make the most of the days you have. All our days are numbered. Some have been given a number of days by doctors and some are living by God’s Grace. For me, it doesn’t matter if I have days, or months, or years or decades left to live on, what matters to me is You!! I want you to know, you are loved, you are cherished, you were bought with a very high priced tag. Love those God has put in your life, you never really know what they are going through but Love, showing you care means so very much. We are all different in so many ways but Love remains the same and concurs all.

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