Happiness and our precious time

Happiness and our precious time

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So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? ~ Hunter S. Thompson

Our gift of life is such an amazing thing, I know, we often lose track of this between work and families and responsibilities and the hectic pace of our day-to-day lives.  The oldest cliché is also the truest, it’s so important to stop and smell the roses.  When we do we also often realize how fleeting this precious life is, that can be scary.  However that fear is also an opportunity.  We can use that fear as the motivation to deal with those things in our lives that are keeping us from being happier.  We know what or more likely who these things are and we want to deal with them.  However we don’t because it is difficult, could lead to conflict, will make us feel guilty, often we’re being manipulated by the very people who are making us unhappy.

So perhaps, take that moment of fear when you realize how precious and fleeting our life is and use it as a counterbalance to the things that are holding you back.  Make the most of your precious life my friends and be happier.  Below is a poem that I feel gets to the point of this, unfortunately I was unable to find out who the author is, enjoy and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

Life is so precious
And each day a gift
So enjoy every minute
As it were you last to live

Cherish your loved ones
Hug them tight
Share with them your heart
And your time

Nothing is forever
And life goes so fast
Each minute that passes
Is one you can’t get back

When troubles arrive
And knock you off your feet
Stand up and smile
And remember life is too sweet

Every morning when you wake,
Decide right from the start,
That “Today will be a good day”
And let it all in with an open heart

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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