Life is For Living

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Question for the day:

If you had one week to live, what would you do??

My answer:

*Tell my loved ones I really love them

*Go skydiving or mountain climbing

*Spend all my savings on travelling to new countries

*Forgive- even the most grievous things anyone can do to me

*Invest more time and resources to Kingdom service

*Write and publish a book

*Fall in love

*Travel by sea

*Go on one last rollercoaster ride

So many things to do in a week; I know right! There’s a lot more on that list, I just tried to summarise it for the purpose of this post. Some of the items on the list are hilarious. Others seem unattainable in a week. But what does this mean? Would these things make me happier and more fulfilled? Honest answer, yes! I can imagine how ‘alive’ I would be while skydiving or travelling. Imagine how happy I would be if I forgave so much, spent more time in Kingdom service or telling my loved ones I love them and truly mean it.

I can imagine my life when I finally begin living.

Some of us wait until death to start living. We wait for ‘our least days’ to live our ‘best years’. So what will be read at your funeral? “She was a good girl who lived a routine life of work-home-church-repeat.” Who touched how many lives?

Life is for living. And truly living is beyond ourselves. We live for others; we live for assignments bigger than us; we live to put smiles on other people’s faces, to help lift the load from the elderly, to feed and clothe the needy and provide shelter for the homeless.

I can’t emphasize it enough; life is beyond you and your personal needs and mundane tasks. It’s far beyond that! How many lives do you reach in a day? What impressions do you leave in the hearts of onlookers? What little change do you make every day to the environment you find yourself? DO you leave it better or worse?

Life is for living. Go on that mountain climb, take that world tour you always wanted, eat that new food, read that book you always wanted to, call up your loved ones and tell them you love them, don’t be afraid to love and be loved.

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You are not just a statistic. You’ve been given life- live it to the full! Remember living life to the full doesn’t involve engaging in destructive habits but opening your life to the needs around so others can be blessed through you. Living life to the full also means taking care of that one life- do what makes you happy, pursue your dreams and passions, have fun, make others happy, don’t overwork, have ‘just because’ moments to chill out. At the end of the day, You Only Live Once (YOLO)

Lots of love,

daintym

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10 thoughts on “Life is For Living

    mihrank said:
    April 14, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    “If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that nobody is here forever. You have to live for the moment, each and every day . . . the here, the now.”

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      Dainty M responded:
      April 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM

      I totally agree with you! Thank you! 🙂

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    paulakaye said:
    April 14, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge! We all need to start living today!! Tomorrow is NOT promised.

    Paula from
    Smidgen, Snippets, & Bits

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      Dainty M responded:
      April 15, 2016 at 11:33 AM

      Thank you Paula for stopping by 🙂

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    Courtney said:
    April 15, 2016 at 1:49 AM

    That was an amazing post Mfon! I really needed to hear that, as I’m currently freaking out about getting older. Good reminder to keep living life to the fullest! 😊

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      Dainty M responded:
      April 15, 2016 at 11:37 AM

      Thank God for the timely message. I’m rooting for you as you live life to the fullest even as you get older. 😀 All the best Courtney!

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      D'Dream said:
      April 19, 2016 at 7:22 PM

      What if I say you aint getting older but getting more fan and wiser?😉

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    D'Dream said:
    April 19, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Awesome post!!

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    Courtney said:
    April 19, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    That works for me D’Dream, thanks! 😃👍

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