This I Believe

Hillary - Western Springs, Illinois
Entered on October 9, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: carpe diem
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I believe in living life to the fullest. I don’t think that enough people take advantage of the opportunities that come their way. So many people just stick to their daily lives, following their same old schedule. They go to work every day, and even when they aren’t working, they are busy being caught up with something else. I believe that they should t a k e a b r e a k a n d r e l a x. Sometimes they should quit worrying about everything and just be happy for what they have.//

I believe that people should take chances. I think that they should begin taking more risks when an opportunity comes their way. Too many people pass up once in a lifetime chances because they are too afraid. I think that they are scared of not knowing what to do, if something is “spur of the moment” and it doesn’t revolve around their schedule. This is like when my mom always says, “You only live once!” I agree with this because I think that since you do only live once, you should make the best of your life.//

I believe that people aren’t as thankful as they should be. People in other countries are lucky to have food for that day, while here people are too caught up in their electronics and busy jobs. I think that they need to APPRECIATE what they have, rather than complaining about what they want or what they don’t have.//

I believe that people should be more daring. I think that we forget that we only live once and that we figure we can just wait and put something off until it is more convenient for us. We should disregard the effects or results of what they are about to do and JUST DO IT. We need to stop t h i n k i n g too much before we act, and have a little SURPRISE in our lives.//

I believe that people should acknowledge what they currently have in their life. They don’t realize what they have until it is actually gone. They never thought that their grandparent may not still be there next month to come watch a baseball game, or teach them that old family recipe.//

I believe in living life to the fullest. I hope that this will remind you to be respectful and thankful for what you have. I hope people will remember to leave behind their busy-work and have a GOOD TIME every now and then. They should remember to LIVE LIFE AND HAVE FUN.//