When I was in my early 20s I read a very short poem.
“All these days that came and left,
I didn’t know that was life.”
I have no idea who wrote it, but it made an incredible impact on my young self. It reinforced a decision I had made already as a teenager. I was not to sit in an elderly home at age 92 saying;
I which I had…
I regret I didn’t…
Since then I’ve lived according to that short poem. I’m diagnosed with death. Life is “only” one day after the other. That’s it! Love it! Live it! And make sure you Like it!
Steve Jobs was diagnosed with cancer as a grown up. Nevertheless seems like he lived with that same attitude before that.
What about you? Do you want to do what you do, daily?
More importantly. Do you look yourself in the eye daily, liking the person you share every split second with?
For me it’s not only about if I want to do what I do. It’s above all about the person I am. Which is the same as the person I live with. Do I like her? Do I appreciate her choices? Is there courage? Is there honesty? Is there forgiveness? Is there self reflection? As long as I truly can say YES, life is good.
Whom do you see in the mirror? In the morning. The afternoon. And evening. Someone you like?
If not, I sincerely wish you develop a beautiful relationship with you. After all, we are all diagnosed with death. Like it or not. How sad not to like yourself while here.
It’s the end of the year. Do you dare to share some of your reflections of yourself below? Is so, please do.