Live-your-life-inspirational-quotesSeriously?  What is the most important thing to you, right now, and what’s the benefit it will give toward your future?
We are busy in our lives, working, hustling to make the next dollar, running errands, picking up the kids, running them to their activities, or simply trying to get as much done in one day possible.  There are not enough hours in the day, to get it all done.  Now STOP.
Do you hear your heart racing? Are you breathing a little bit faster?  Is your mind racing to get the next thing checked off your daily list of “TO Do’s”? And then, does your mind really stop thinking even when you do sleep?  It is so ingrained in our everyday lives to stay busy. To be constantly on the go.  So much so, that you have become accustomed to 6 or less hours of sleep a night.  There are some people who thrive on 4-5 hours of sleep a night.  Wow…it’s amazing how the human body can even function on that little bit of sleep.
Why do we do it? Why do we torture ourselves until we are totally exhausted, our eyes burning, burning both ends of the candle  and as soon as we hit the pillow, it’s lights out and we are figuratively speaking “dead to the world”
NOW stop and look back for a second….that’s right, look back.  Do you see the struggle, the hustle, the strained relationships, the mistakes that are made, the things that are forgotten, the stress on our bodies?  Do you see them?  Is it all worth it, in the end?  Yes, the majority of things that get done in any given day is worth it. But the price we pay is so much more priceless. Our health. Our physical health as well as our mental health.
Our mind and body have been given to us as a loan, per say.  We have been given one life, one chance, one moment, to breathe, to intellectually expand our mind, to cultivate our relationships, to laugh at stupid things and to simply love our lives.  Its often amazing how life passes us by so quickly and we don’t take the time to nurture the people and things we should, on a daily basis. It takes time to cultivate a good life. To learn every thing we need to learn to do our jobs to the best of our abilities. To cultivate the growth of our children’s minds, so that they can guide our world to greatness.
One thing is certain, we should take some time out of our every day lives, to “stop and smell the roses” to think about what we have been given.  We live in a time where technology and  innovation have given us so much process to our lives, that we don’t take the time to appreciate the little things in life.  Take a moment every day to “Breathe, Pray, Meditate and Appreciate” what makes our lives enriched by the people who are there for us when we need them, for our family and close friends, for our significant others, for our children and for the blessings of our existence.  Never take for granted that we have another day to get things done….LIFE is too short, not to be happy.

~ Live like there is no tomorrow, Laugh every day and Love with an open heart.  ~ CB

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