We live in the conditional tense and wonder why we’re discontent. Maybe if I could’ve, should’ve, would’ve, maybe tomorrow or next year, maybe on my birthday or when the mortgage is paid, if I leave him tomorrow or if he leaves me.
In the days since I published my article What Is Happiness, our family has experienced a devastating shock – the sudden and untimely death of a very close friend. At 58 years old and in exceptional health, we never expected to lose him so young or so suddenly. While the past few days have been consumed with supporting his family and trying to provide whatever small comfort we can, we also realize just how precious life is and how we must live life to the fullest. This tragedy has drawn together an already close-knit community with shared grief and sorry, but also a desire to make the most of the time we have.
by Jun Seita
Tell the people in your life you love them
Do the things you’ve always added to the “someday” list
Let go of the past and don’t worry so much about the future
Find someone who makes your heart happy
Support your friends and family
Don’t hold grudges
Demonstrate your love for those in your life
Take good care of yourself
Be conscientious with money but also spend it on fun
Don’t put things off – dive in and live your life
Celebrate the good times and don’t dwell on the bad
Keep yourself healthy
Find hobbies that make you happy
Eat pancakes for dinner and bake cookies when you need them
Find a job you love
Go on adventures
Live today to the fullest
There’s only us, there’s only this, forget regret or life is yours to miss, no other road, no other way – no day but today.