An Eggplant?

Brittany - Red Lion, Pennsylvania
Entered on May 15, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: carpe diem

You know when your grandpa gets up off the couch moaning and holding his back? Yes, that will be you someday. Life is truly short and someday you won’t have the opportunity you do when you’re young. So, live like there’s no tomorrow and laugh like the moment will never end. I truly believe this.

A couple times in my life I have made the mistake of holding in my laugh. I thought, ‘What’s the point?’ ‘My happiness won’t last long.’ These days I was very sad, or maybe mad because of tragic things like deaths in the family that have happened. THIS IS WRONG! No matter what happens, always laugh way too hard… because it’s the little moments in life that count, so you must believe this moment will last forever.

My great uncle died of cancer. Guess what? He accepted it. He said, “Well if god thinks it is my time, I’m sure he’s right and I bet he has a good reason for it.” So my uncle continued to live. He fished and rode his Harley as much as he could. He also spent a lot of time with his family, and when his time came… he died happy. He didn’t waste his time worrying about dieing; he took advantage of it and spent his last days full of life and joy like he would have those times forever.

You see, if you live like it’s your last day then you will do everything you ever wanted to do. You’ll have enough time if you live everyday like it is your last day because then you’ll get everything accomplished if it truly means something to you.

Have you ever laughed so hard you forgot what you were laughing about? So then you laughed some more… right? That’s a good thing because it’s saying you’re laughing like you have all day to sit and laugh. Someone probably just said, “What plant do you bake a cake with?”

You hear other guesses like, “An eggplant?” Of course this is wrong. The answer is flower. Everyone cracks up laughing at such a stupid joke. These stupid jokes are the little things in life that make life worth living for.

I believe that you should live like you won’t have the chance tomorrow and laugh like you have all the time in the world.