If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time thinking about the past and the future. For some reason, we like ruminating over what has happened and what may happen. This presents a number of problems of course. When you focus on your past, you really never move forward. Regardless of what has happened in the past, its best to live and learn. I truly wish there was an easy answer for how to do this, but there really isn’t.
In the moments unoccupied by thoughts of our past, we worry about our future. What will happen in your career? How will your bills get paid? How will your kids do in school? A myriad of questions and worries that can eat away at you if you let it. I know I’ve certainly had many sleepless nights worrying about what may be. Silly, I know, yet I can’t stop.
Here’s the problem. As we descend into the madness these preoccupations can bring, we miss out on life. The reminder of this usually comes as a harsh sad reality via regrets after the loss of someone we love. I recently lost a dear friend, an excruciatingly painful experience, who taught me and many others about life. The lesson was about living a life of no regrets. A lesson about living a life full of love, loved ones, and experiences no matter what cards you are dealt. Life isn’t always puppies and unicorns. Although I would love it to be that way. Instead of descending into the madness, grab life by the horns, carpe diem and #LiveLikeDebbie.