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?
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!
9 thoughts on “Life Is Too Short To…”
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!
…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!
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.
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?
Oh yes, hindsight is always spot on! LOL I’ll be 60 on Jan. 27. Typical Aquarius! 😉
Ah, Club 27! So happy to hear it. Mine is next Saturday! 😀
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:
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!
So true, Vidya. Doesn’t make sense to lose time in unproductive thoughts and actions.
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