One More Year

If my time was running out
If I had one year to go
I would live differently

I would embrace every moment
Spend time with those I love
Love those I’m with

I would not waste time
Do the things I love
Become who I have longed to be

I would try to make a difference
Help those who need it
Stand up for the little ones

I would worry less
Live every moment
Be fearless

I would travel more
Try new things
Go on adventures

I would give more hugs
Say “I love you”
Smile more

I would mourn for the moments I’d never have
Be thankful for all the moments I did have
See every moment as a blessing

I would appreciate every “last”
Apologize and forgive
Strive to be my best

If I had one year left
One more year on this earth
I would live differently…

But why wait?
Why say “what if”?
I say LIVE NOW!

Embrace every moment NOW
Be your best NOW
Do what you love NOW
Make a difference NOW
Help others NOW
Worry less NOW
Be fearless NOW
Travel NOW
Try new things NOW
Go on adventures NOW
Give hugs NOW
Say “I love you” NOW
Smile NOW
Be thankful NOW
Apologize NOW
Forgive NOW
LIVE NOW!

Do not wait for tomorrow
Our days are numbered
Do not waste them

The past cannot be changed
The future is not certain
Now is all we have

LIVE NOW!

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In Stillness

When all is quiet
And we are left alone
And there are no distractions
Only our truest self
What will we find?

When no one tells us who to be
And how to act
And what to think
What will we have left?
Who are we when everything is stripped away?

Will we like what we find?

Or will we fun
And go back to who we thought we were
And wait for someone to tell us who we are

We are terrified of stillness
When we are faced with ourselves
What if we don’t like who we are?
What if we don’t know who we are?
What if we find nothing?

We are terrified of the emptiness

And so we fill our lives
Every moment
So there is no time for stillness

But it is in stillness that we know who we are
Who we have been
And who we might be

And we are terrified

We detach from our lives
We don’t even know who we are

It is time to reconnect
It is time to face our fears
It is time to dig deep
It is time to find out who we are

Someday

Someday you will run
You will go where you want
You will speak your mind
You will make your needs known
But not yet

Someday you will be big
You will grow up
You will be able to do anything
You will follow your dreams
But not yet

Someday you will make your own decisions
You will find your own way
You will be independent
You will be free
But not yet

Someday you will find love
You will find your purpose
You will know yourself
You will live fully
But not yet

Someday you will be happy
You will love yourself
You will achieve your dreams
You will love life
But not yet

When will we get there?
Why do we wait?
Why not now?

The world needs us now
Someday is not soon enough
Not yet is not an option
Now!

Don’t wait to be older
Don’t wait until you are ready
Challenge yourself
Go now!

We can change the world
Now go!

Seeking Life to the Full

Seeker of Knowledge
Desires always to learn
Wants to know it all
Curious about the world
Explores the unknown

Seeker of Excellence
Not scared of a challenge
Will not settle for “adequate”
Strives for the best
Works hard to get there

Seeker of Joy
Loves to laugh
Strives to bring smiles
Finds the funny things
Takes pleasure in the ridiculous

Seeker of Beauty
Soaks in the grand vistas
Admires the beauty of a smile
Looks past the exterior
Searches for the gold

Seeker of Love
Longs for connection
Offers their heart
Embraces a friend
Wants the best for the other

Seeker of Truth
Looks beyond the veil
Searches for what is hidden
Will not give in to “easy”
Tears away the curtain

Seeker of Adventure
On a constant journey
Strives to make the most of it
Not scared of the obstacles
Embraces the challenge

Seeker of God
Looks for His fingerprints
Listens for His voice
Trusts in His providence
Takes comfort in His love

Oh! What a beautiful heart
That can accomplish all this!

Oh! What a beautiful life
That can be lived!

Oh! What a beautiful soul
That will be satisfied!

Oh! You seeker of life
You shall indeed find what you seek.