Monday, November 7, 2011

"I've got things to do and life to live"

Marc from Feel Good Eating posted this as a comment on my last post.  I wanted to post it here because it deserves to be read widely.  Read this and take it in!

My dad had a stroke this summer in august. He's 79. He made it through pretty good.

It affected me profoundly.

I'm 44.

Since August, my stress has pretty much disappeared. What on Earth is there to even worry about??

I love my kids...but I don't worry about them anymore. I just love the shit out of them.

My mum and dad, yup, they will be in another place a few years from now. I don't worry about them, I just love the shit out of them.

My amazing girlfriend...I'm getting married to her as quickly as possible...I don't worry about her our future or us, I just love the shit out of her.

As to work...I have left every day at 17:30 since august. When others look at me or frown at me for being the first one out the door when the "bell rings", I don't worry about it.  I smile and say "I've got things to do and life to live"

I don't worry about work anymore. I do a good job and I give it my best when I'm there...If they don't like me or fire me, so be it, there will be other jobs.

I cook delicious real food, sometimes I eat a bit too much and sometimes I don't stop after 2 glasses of wine. I excercise the way I LIKE regularly, I don't worry about it any of it at all.

Life is to be enjoyed!

I'm sad you have to see the struggle that your Dad has to endure...I'm happy that you wrote this post as it shows clearly what's pointed out and understand the only things that truly are and the only things that matter!




AWD said...

Very well said!

Doug E said...

Awesome :)

Colin Griffiths said...

I couldn't agree more, life is not a rehearsal and you have to enjoy the "today".

Anonymous said...

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered, “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”