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Live For The Day
Live Your Life
We, all of us, should live for the day. Not for the yesterdays or the tomorrows but for the todays. Our life is for living. If we leave till tomorrow it may well be too late. True enough we will make mistakes along the way but we will learn by making them.
Life really is too short to miss out on adventures, lovers, new foods, fantastic places, wines, chocolates, smiles and laughter.
We need to take risks, chances and sometimes just throw caution to the wind. Walk out alone, see the world, let life happen around you. Always smile.
If I were able to live my life anew,
In the next I would try to commit more errors.
I would not try to be so perfect, I would relax more.
I would be more foolish than I've been,
In fact, I would take few things seriously.
I would be less hygienic.
I would run more risks,
take more vacations,
contemplate more sunsets,
climb more mountains, swim more rivers.
I would go to more places where I've never been,
I would eat more ice cream and fewer beans,
I would have more real problems and less imaginary ones.
I was one of those people that lived sensibly
and prolifically each minute of his life;
Of course I had moments of happiness.
If I could go back I would try
to have only good moments.
Because if you didn't know, of that is life made:
only of moments; Don't lose the now.
I was one of those that never
went anywhere without a thermometer,
a hot-water bottle,
an umbrella, and a parachute;
If I could live again, I would travel lighter.
If I could live again,
I would begin to walk barefoot from the beginning of spring
and I would continue barefoot until autumn ends.
I would take more cart rides,
contemplate more dawns,
and play with more children,
If I had another life ahead of me.
But already you see, I am 85,
and I know that I am dying.
Jorge Luis Borges
(24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986)
Go on. Take that chance. Do today what you planned to do tomorrow. You know you want to. Tomorrow may be too late.