I thought about death.
I thought about losing someone close to me.
I thought about something unexpected happening that dramatically changed my life forever, and wondered how I’d feel and how I’d react.
I stopped and tried to envision how my outlook of life would change and what paths I’d choose to go down afterward.
The only problem with thinking so deeply like that about the future, is that it inevitably brings you back to thinking about the present and where you stand at this moment.
It's cliché, but life is short.
A long, hard look at the bigger picture almost always enlightens you to the fact that there's no good reason to sit around and wait for what you want to come to you.
You can't wait for life to come knocking at your door or just fall into your lap.
Living well is not something you can do passively.
Let that be your mantra and I sincerely believe amazing things will happen.
"You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it!"
RIP Rik T.