I’m in Toronto this week, tucked back into my down coat playing in the spring mud with my sister’s kids and eating mom’s home cooking. I’m here to honour my dad who passed away a year ago from a quick battle with cancer. It’s a very emotional trip to say the least.
Time goes by so fast. One day I’m talking to my dad on the phone. The next he’s gone. And that’s it. I know you’ve been there. Saying good bye too soon, not ready for life without them. Lost and terrified, feeling like there wasn’t enough time.
Sometimes the death of a loved one awakens us to the YOLO effect: You Only Live Once. We feel called to action to get the life we want. Take better care, spend more time with our family, drink smoothies and get to the gym, take that trip and visit a good friend. Life’s too short to not spend it happy.
It’s often when we see how fleeting life is that we hustle.
And then life continues it’s spin. We fall back into step. Tired and drained we step into our tried and true routine.
Don’t wait. Don’t fall back. Take action now. So you can have more love in your life. More time and energy to share with those you love. More space to create all the things you want to do instead of wishing you had more time.
Sign up for that yoga class now. Learn to cook now. Play in the sun with your kids now. Take that vacation now. Quit that job that doesn’t fill you. Tell you spouse what you need. Thank your mom for all she does. Love yourself enough to be there for you. Though it all.
You only life once. Love every minute.