Last night, at the Phil Bryant Victory party, I had a lot of fun. It’s a party, dancing, free food, music, why wouldn’t I, right? Singing with the Berryhill’s and Jason turned into an awesome/hilarious choir. All was grand, and grand was the fun. But as usual, all fun comes to an end.
And, that’s when it hit me, ENJOY THIS NOW, because soon, it will all be gone.
And right there, in the midst of the dancing, the laughing, the singing, the joking, and all of the priceless moments, I realized I never wanted them all to end. I wanted to stay there with all those people I was with, doing everything we were doing, and just let it live on forever.
But it didn’t. It won’t. It never will.
The sad, simple truth is this: Time will not let us go. Time has a death grip on us, dragging us down with it. No one can stop it, no can erase, no one can change it, and unfortunately, no one can rewind it. Time will always run out.
I’m writing this near tears, as it is a sad, but very true, thought.
However, I’m also taking it as a life lesson.
SIEZE THE MOMENT. Do great and daring things! After all, what do we really have to be afraid of?
Death? DEATH WILL FIND US, regardless!
Rejection? Every single person on this earth will be slapped in the face with rejection at one point or another! Sure it may hurt or embarass you for a moment, but look at that sentence. A MOMENT. A shorrt amount of time.
So here’s my thought on fearlessness.
You can do amazing things, daring things, plain out spontaneous and stupid things, and hurt for a moment, be embarrased for a moment; or you can be regretful for the rest of your life of the chances you didn’t take.
Moment of pain/embarrasment, or a lifetime of regret.
Sounds like a no brainer to me.
The bottome line is this, at the end of our lives, when we look back, we will regret the things we DIDN’T DO, over the things we did, BY A LONGSHOT. So go all out! Chase your dreams, take opportunities, never miss a chance, do something utterly and completely rediculous, just for the fun of it, and the pride of saying you did!
We have one life, one chance, one short amount of time to do great things. To leave a legacy.
How will you live it? Will you make an impact?
Life your life so that when death finally finds us, and our souls are not on this earth, that we have so many fingerprints, there’s not a place people can’t go without thinking of us and smiling.