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Live for the moment, LOVE for the moment

Updated on July 23, 2012

Life and it's little surprises

Your life can change in the blink of an eye. One minute you are living your daily routine and everything is fine, the next minute a loved one can get sick, die, etc. or an accident can happen and then your hit with all these emotions, and the why's and the what if's. Something can happen to you or anyone you know at any living moment. Your whole life can turn around unexpectedly in the snap of a finger. Why should you live with these what if's, when you can start living the right way now. Start appreciating everyone and everything you have NOW. Start living in the present because that is most important. Don't take life for granted because you never know what can happen.

Like I said, your whole life can turn upside down in a matter of seconds...that's why I am writing this. My life has turned upside down in the matter of a week, but thankfully my situation is loaded with loving and caring people, but it HAS changed me and made me think a little more about life. APPRECIATE life. APPRECIATE our existence. We all go on living and get used to our daily routines, and so WE FORGET WHAT WE ARE. We forget that we are people, and we are living, and living- is not something to take for granted. For anyone who reads this, I want you to take these steps with me to live, to actually live. Love and care for everyone who is around you. Say I love you to them everyday, because you never know when the last time you might see a person is. Be happy at all times, and try to be a pleasureful person to be around, try as hard as you can. I have been through so much in my life from a very young age, and while I, of all people should know that life can change very dramatically and unexpectedly, I still forget and need a reminder. And I sure got mine very recently which although the circumstances were very tragic, I appreciate them because it made me remember to LIVE and to LOVE. Love yourself and all those around you. Show them your appreciation. Share and care with and for those around you. It is wrong to start showing love to someone when they are sick or hurt, you should show love at all times. It will make your world brighter. It will make you live with less regret. It really is how life should be lived. We all take life for granted, but take a minute and stop and think about it. Life is a gift and we should use it up to it's fullest.

Don't wait till the last minute!

We only have one life. One chance. Don't screw it up. I'm going to give you an example of what I mean by this. My mother passed away when I was around 13, and the last time I saw her she told me she loved me and gave me a kiss on the cheek before she left for work. She did this everyday. We told each other we loved each other everyday. That's just how we were. Now what if she was in a hurry, mad at the house being dirty and just stormed out without saying bye to me. I'm sure wherever she is now she'd be upset, and so would I, but thankfully that didn't happen. Now I get to live my life knowing that sometimes love, care and happiness are life's little pleasures that we shouldn't take for granted.

Another thing is that we should take chances in life. Taking chances, such as going to that job interview even though you are lazy, or going to that wedding that you don't really feel like going to (hey you can have a good time!), or talking in class when you don't feel like talking. Anything and everything will pay off in the end, whether it works out or not, at least you tried. My job for instance, I absolutely love it and got very lucky. I originally went for an interview to see if I can volunteer there for experience, and guess what? They offered me a job instead and it was well worth the little effort it took me to take my little butt over there and go for that interview. Life it turns out gives you what you give it. If you don't work at it in a positive light, you won't get too far. Focus on productivity, love ,caring for others, getting what you want, and taking reasonable risks and with these little tips you will get what you deserve. And that is a good thing. Happy living everyone!


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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 4 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thank you for reading and commenting Valleypoet! Have a nice day!! :)

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      Very well said...we cannot control what happens in life, but we have complete control over our attitude towards is a choice, and affirming it has to be the right one...thanks for sharing :-))

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      You are welcome.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thankyou Integrity! :D

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      OOH,Euro Ninila! HAH-HAH! That is so good. I voted up.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thank you Neil, and I'm sorry to hear that about the loss of your father at such a young age! Some would say we are stronger than others for going through such a hard time at a young age, who knows. Life goes by so quickly we can't miss it, so let's live and love for the moment :) Thank you for your encouraging words and for passing by my hubs:)

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      EuroNinila - Excellent message and well written. Full Speed Ahead - One Inch At A Time.... go for your goals but never forget this is the only moment there is. My dad passed away when i was 11 so I relate to your personal story.... you do share in a beautiful way - keep on writing.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      You live and you learn! And its great to have good people around you, it really is. Thanks for the nice comment ChristyWrites!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Well you are quite right on many fronts here. I wish I had read this prior to a few years ago but I suppose you never can fully prepare for that moment when your life radically shifts. I am glad you had a good support network and I am thankful I had mine as well.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      LaThing, thank you for the comment and for reading and happy you passed by !

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thank you AEvans, I'm sorry to hear about your loss as well. It's tough, and I was a baby when she passed, and I still pretty much am! but, yes its important to live how they would want you to,which is happily!! Always smile and be grateful for all the moments we've shared in our past and the moments we share in the present. Life is too beautiful to miss!

      and AEvans, thank you for reading, I admire you and your work and am very happy you passed by my hubs :)

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Live each day as if it were your last. I am sorry to hear about your mom, you were so young. Thanks for reminding me and I believe I should not be so selfish with the loss of my mom, so its time I try to get past the grieving and do what she would wish for me to do. Beautiful! :)

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Very true! Wonderful read, and a reminder..... Thanks for sharing. Voting up, and interesting.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thanks lord de cross, we only have one life we gotta live it right!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago from New York

      This was very uplifting Euro! Sharing!

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 6 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thans dwachira, glad you liked it !

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      What would life be without loving friends and people around us, great hub EuroNinila, voted up, useful and shared.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 6 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thanks for reading Angela !! :)

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      Angela Brummer 6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is a very good wakeup article!

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 6 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thank you rahul0324, you never know when your last time in this life will be so its important to appreciate the small things in life. Happy you liked it.

      I will definitely check your hubs out as well! :)

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      Jessee R 6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A very great message... it is not about how long you live, it is always about how much you live... we should never let go the small moments which life gives us!! Great write...

      I have a similar hub I think will interest you... called

      "Its not the years in your life. its the life in your years"

      Drop by smtime :)


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