Saturday, October 30, 2010

Living Life

"Today I refuse to spend time worrying about what might happen. I am going to spend my time making things happen. Today I will not imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different. I will make a success with what material I have." – Elder John Longden
Do you ever find a song that makes you just so happy to be alive, and makes you want to go out and do everything you always have wanted to do? I went to a concert last weekend where it seemed like every song was written just for me. It was amazing! Im sure I looked ridiculous sitting there wide eyed soaking everything in. I have since downloaded the songs from iTunes and have listened to them every morning while getting ready. What are these amazing songs you ask? The two that top the list were by Jesse Funk and are called "Not Everybody Lives" and "No More Rainy Days." Both songs talk about living life to the fullest, to take the chances placed in front of you, to face your fears, and to stop saying one day. You never know what will happen. What if tomorrow never came? Would there be things you wish you'd have said, things you should have done but kept putting off?
I feel like sometimes I have this problem of always looking ahead. It is October and I'm already as excited as can be for Christmas (yes, i am one of those). While this is great, and people view you as always being excited, Im sometimes scared that I miss some of the best times in life because Im always looking forward to the future. We only have one life to live. I will never have October 30, 2010 back.
So I am making a goal. A creed, one might say. To live each day. To not regret, to not wish away my life. To live in the moment. (disclaimer: This does not mean I don't plan for the future, or will stop being excited for just means I will stop hating Thanksgiving)