Soak it all in

About 1/3rd of my life is over. I don’t have much time left to waste. It’s time to start living.

One day my knees will hurt and I won’t be able to walk or run or dance even if I wanted to. So I want to dance today.

One day my hips will hurt and I won’t be able to carry myself or my bags. So I want to pack my bags and travel while I can now.

One day my ears may weaken and I won’t be able to hear the music. So I must listen to all the great music I can now.

One day I won’t be able to eat much because I won’t have teeth. So I want to enjoy all the delicious fruits and vegetables and delicacies the world has to offer.

One day my eyes may cloud and I won’t be able to read. So I want to read all the world’s beautiful stories.

One day my memory will fade and I won’t recall all my memories so vividly. So I want to stay present and enjoy life.

One day I’ll struggle to get a breath in. So I want to breathe deep today and allow myself to appreciate the most mundane of everyday life.

Because none of this will last forever and there is no second chance to living all of this. All I want now is to soak it all in while I can.