Thursday, October 10, 2013

Living life to the fullest

I noticed in an obituary the other day that the deceased person they were writing about was said to have lived life to the fullest.  What exactly does that mean though?

There are those who let life pass them by.  They really don't enjoy the day to day wonders.  Many years ago when I worked in radio, I used to say "Smell the flowers along the way.  They're only here for a very short while and they need a lot of love to grow."  In other words, enjoy life - live it to its fullest potential!

Ernest Hemingway asked “Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you're not taking advantage of it?"  What a great question!  Just think about it for a moment.

Take advantage of all the good around you.  Smell the flowers indeed, but do so much more. Enjoy family and friends.  Do good.  Appreciate beauty in its many forms.  Take risks. As Auntie Mame taught us, we should "Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

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