Back in 2013 I posed this question with some poll options: How do you view the way you live? There were five options: Existing in Life, Embracing Life, No Opinion about Life, Avoiding Life, and Hating Life. The overwhelming winner of this poll was Existing in Life at 67%. The runner-up was Embracing Life at 33%. This saddens me.
I think one of the worst things someone can feel about life is that they are just existing.
Existing in life, to me, means that a person wakes up, goes to work, goes home, goes to bed and do good just to remember to inhale and exhale throughout the day. No passion, no indifference, just taking up space in this amazing world we live in.
We have one life to live and we should all try to live it to our fullest potential for ourselves and others. You never know when life is going to end: for you or someone you love. This reality has been proven true to me over the past few months with the loss of a wonderful lady I considered a Mom, the loss of my dog who was in my life for many, many years, and the loss of my Parental Units’ dog. The pain of loss will ease, but the emptiness left by those you love, never gets refilled.
If you are just existing in life, you risk losing someone or something that is very dear to your heart, but not realizing it until it is too late. We only have one constant witness to our life we live and that is ourselves. People come and go throughout your life, and some have more impact than others, but YOU witness your world and why would you not want to experience that world in high-def by embracing it?
My Dear Bloggites, I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone of just existing and each day do one thing different that will impact your day or someone else’s day.
When you do this simple exercise once a day, you will begin to see a whole new, real-time life that you are living. It is amazing when we get out of our world and embrace some other! Love yourself enough to share your life with others. It will only benefit you and them in the end. If you do this, you will notice a shift in your entire view on your life that you have just existed in all this time. You will realize that You Make a Difference, no matter how small, and that Difference Means the World to Others!