Live life to the fullest

Lauren - Tempe, Arizona
Entered on September 12, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: carpe diem

I believe Life is too short to be taken advantage of. So many people shuffle through life, eyes to the ground, and miss every beautiful opportunity life presents to them. Instead, they waste time doing things that make life less significant and less meaningful. Certain things in life, such as excessive drinking can take away it’s true meaning, some people do these things so they do not have to deal with life, others do these things to forget about problems they may have, but I did it because I wanted to fit in. what I did not know is that life is not about fitting in, life was created to be lived to the fullest. Most people do not understand that life, as fast as it is given to you, can be taken away just as easily.

My twin sister and I were in a fatal car accident with two drunken men who ended up dying on the scene. Sitting in the cold and lonely hospital waiting to see if my sister was going to be ok, was probably the worst part of the night. I thought about the two boys and their families thinking that they had no idea today would be their last day to live. If they knew they were going to die that day would they have lived it the way they did? I began to wonder what if I had died, would I have regrets on how I lived my life. I promised myself that no matter when I die, whether it’s in seventy years or seven weeks, I would never have any regrets. I would live every day to the fullest and live like I could die tomorrow.

Living life to the fullest is not difficult as long as you remember a few things. Life is too short to worry about the small things in life. Always remember that you are never alone in anything, there is always someone going through the same thing as you. Take everything as a positive, when one door closes another opens.. Life was created for us to enjoy, for us to discover the beauty of the world, to find the things that make us the happiest, to meet people that bring out the best in us. Every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.