Each of us is given but one pass through life. No retakes. No repeats.
So, make a covenant –
To live well. Be good to yourself, your family and others. Be big in behavior, not small. Think mature, not immature. Take the long view, not shortsighted. Participate thickly, not thinly. Consider carefully Abraham Lincoln’s thought that “in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Or roll Oscar Wilde’s thought around during the day: “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Celebrate how great life is. The world is a beautiful place to be. Colorful. Stimulating. Interesting.
To laugh often. Laughter cures the soul. It removes masks. Humanizes. Laughter heals many rifts, bridges many gaps. It builds memories. Laughter is universal among people. Laughter makes you live longer. Laughter makes friends, builds memories. Laughter vanquishes demons and warms your soul.
To love greatly and deeply. Love is the most generous gift given us. Love makes all else possible. To love greatly means to love unselfishly, for the sake of others as well as yourself. To love things beyond yourself, beyond your personal interests. Love gives back two fold. Love improves others. Love improves the giver.
From Prof. Marty’s Corner https://www.livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/philosophy
Love is what got John & I through the tough times…………watching Lora, Marcia & Cindy, my three sisters-in-law, struggle with Huntington’s disease.