Life is short.
Too short to be spent just participating in the rat race, waking up at unearthly hours and sleeping way past midnight, only to find yourself waking up bleary-eyed in the morning again, caught in that same vicious cycle.
Too short to be spent meeting deadlines, achieving someone else’s goals and not your own and doing something day in and day out, which you don’t feel a passion for.
Bottom line is, we all should take the time to smell the roses, go for a drink with friends, throw caution to the wind, sink our teeth into that sinful piece of cheesecake, dance in the rain, get a massage, tell someone you love them. Do something that makes you happy. Life is too short to not to that TODAY. That’s why I ended up getting myself a brand new dress last weekend, which I absolutely love.
During my last trip to Ipoh, my Mom told me the shocking news that my stepcousin in Sydney just had a close shave with death. He is a gynaecologist, and was on his way to deliver a baby in the middle of the night when he was carjacked, stuffed into the boot and his car was set ablaze. Thankfully his boot opened in the nick of time, and he jumped out. He remarked that as he thought he was about to die, his thoughts were that of his wife, his kids and the lady he was about to deliver a baby for. This got me to thinking that life is indeed short, and we need to be thankful for what we have right here, right now. The saying that we should live each day as if it were our last couldn’t be too far from the truth. We never know what would happen to us today, or tomorrow or even next week. Go ahead…live today for yourself. Bicker away if you must, but at the end of the day, make sure you are happy… cos you know, that’s really all that counts.