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Mi, I toast you with a tumbler of freshly brewed kaapi!

Life Is Too Short To…

Mi, the past few days have been like a roller-coaster. And the closer I get to my birthday (yeah yeah, your little girl will be one year closer to older). And definitely wiser. Because Life is too short not to recognize how awesome I am. Yes, I am working on my self-love and yes, yes, I know nobody deserves my love more than I do.

What I really want to tell you right now – I’ll get to the life updates over the next few days – is this.

Life is too short to

  • Listen to others crap over me or my stuff
  • Feel bad about the past
  • Cry over the future
  • Miss the glory of the present
  • Worry over what others might think
  • Think before I utter every word, wondering how it might sound
  • Sound too positive for my own good. I am human too and need to vent
  • Regret anything but very few things that are justified
  • Sit and indulge in wishful thinking. Actions speak.
  • Delay writing that book / those books
  • Not make me a priority. It is my life, after all
  • Spend time with people who don’t make me happy
  • Pay attention to negative talk
  • Heed my inner critic
  • Avoid calling a spade a spade – that used to be my specialty, remember?
  • Hold myself back from telling it like it is
  • Stop myself from doing the things I want to do
  • Keep myself from indulging in being nice to myself
  • Restrain myself from enjoying myself
  • Feel guilty about my mistakes. I am learning, aren’t I?

As I said, I’ll get to the detailed stuff later, but the headlines for today? I plan to focus more on the I me myself, my health and my writing. Because I’ve promises to keep. I have miles to go before I sleep. And see what I am making for myself, Mi!

About time, eh?

life is too short to

Now…to live it 😀


Today I am also celebrating World Gratitude Day. Yup!

I, Me and Myself – I thought it would be impossible for me to write for this prompt – but I remembered my motto – impossible is nothing – and got right down to it. Indeed, I, me and myself are not interchangeable. At the highest level, they are the same!

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Vidya Sury

Writer, Editor, Blogger, Influencer. I blog/create content for businesses and edit manuscripts for authors and publishers. On my blogs, I write about all the things I enjoy in life: parenting, personal development, health and wellness, books, food, travel, gratitude, mindfulness, happiness. In my free time I play with my dust bunnies and show my diabetes who's boss.

9 thoughts on “Life Is Too Short To…

  1. That’s a nice list of things not to be done! I was thrilled to find I do only a few things once in a while. I’m not feeling guilty about those occasional slips!

    1. …which is quite alright, Pro! 🙂 I know I knowingly slip up…and I only feel a twinge. 🙂 It is good to have the focus, though!

  2. Somehow, a switch gets turned on once we hit 50 and most of us do realize all those same things you mentioned, Vidya. 🙂 Wisdom comes with age. Can’t wait to see how my attitude improves even more when I hit 60 in 4 months.

    1. You’re right, Debbie! 😀 Age milestones bring wisdom – I’ve actually begun to enjoy hindsight wisdom! You know what they say – hindsight is 20/20 vision. 🙂 4 months eh? That’s Dec or Jan?

  3. I’m so so thrilled that you joined this sentence prompt this week, Vidya, and I’m really looking forward to getting to know you (thank you Michelle!). I love how you answered the sentence – I especially appreciate the reminder to pay attention to ourselves (it IS our lives after all!) and not being around negative people. I also need the reminder to focus on writing my books! Thank you again for linking up. If you’re interested, we also have a facebook group that you can join that shows upcoming sentences:

    1. Thank you Kristi ♥! I felt great after I wrote this post today! 🙂 Must be the fact that I’ve got a birthday coming up next Saturday! I am looking forward to participating regularly – so glad I found you! 🙂 Very feel-good for my soul!

      I’ve joined the Facebook group!

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