Live today asthough there is no tomorrow

Antonia - Chicago, Illinois
Entered on April 8, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: carpe diem

There are many things that I believe on but the one that I have a stronger believe on is on living today as if there were no tomorrow. There have happened many incidents in my life that made me believe that. I used to be the type of person that would leave things for tomorrow.

You would think that you do not leave things for tomorrow because you do everything that you need to do in work and school, which probably are your priority. However, there are more important things that you probably set aside because you think that you might have it for a long time for example family. Your family will not be there for the rest of your life. Which leads to a very smart saying “we don’t see what we have until we see it lost”.

We should do the schoolwork and the things from work too, but the family is what is more important and since we have it at home, we do not see how important it is. In addition, you need to live your life before it is too late. You should enjoy everything that life has put your way when it does before it is too late.

A perfect example of this would be my friend Carolina. She was a sweet girl that always smiled and was fun to hang around with. We went to school together for 1 year but that was enough to know that she was a great person in the inside and out. I went to school with her for freshmen year only because after that she went to Mexico. In Mexico, she was planning her Quatillian on December. It was toward the end of November when Claudia, another friend of mine, got to school and told us that Carolina had suffered an accident. At that point we were all shocked we could not believe it we were really sad and speechless. She had gotten in a motorcycle accident and was in comma for about a week. After that, she had gotten out of the comma and then she died. We were sad because the only reason that she had stayed in Mexico was because she was going to do her Quatillian and she was never able to make her dream come true.

This is mainly the reason why I think that you should live the present and not the future. We should plan for the future but not to far off. We never know if what we plan is what we will do and we should cherish every moment that we have with the people that we love. We never know if we will end up waking up tomorrow.