Just a Note About Living Now, and Living What Matters. It’s All So Short.

I haven't a lot to say today. Just this: Life can be very short. Life can be quickly changed. Please value it. Cherish your experiences. Every one–good, bad, or ugly. Love those around you–good, bad, or ugly. They offer learning and experience. And if nothing else, you can put them in your next novel. But love the knowing of them.

Live every moment in the moment. Don't fret over the past or worry about the future. The past can't be changed, and the future isn't here yet. This moment is the one you're living. So live it. Enjoy it. Wonder at it. Collect every experience and keep it close to your heart.

As for differences between people: who cares? If your life changes suddenly, will differences between you and people who don't believe as you do, or who do believe as you do, or live as you do, or don't live as you do even matter any more? Differences are what make us interesting. Differences are what educate us. Differences are what broaden our minds and horizons. We don't have to be the same or believe the same or, most important of all, even agree. We just need to love. Appreciate. Enjoy. Embrace.

It's about today. And making it the best you can.

And you do that by living now, embracing now, learning now, accepting now, and appreciating every good thing or person you enjoy in life, now.

What you see, what you say, what you embrace–that's what you will live. That will make up your world.

Make it the best you can. Now.

We lost a friend's father. And now a family member's family member is clinging to life–and hopefully, if he clings well, it will be one in which he fully functions again.

Live now. Love now. Everything else is fluff on a breeze.

About Janiel 433 Articles
I have managed to keep the same husband for nearly three decades, and the same four children for almost that long - although one or two of them say it has been much longer. I have been writing since I learned to hold a pencil, and trying to make people laugh even longer. I hope to do some good in the world before I go the way of it. And if not, I'd better at least get to visit Ireland.


  1. Girl you just amaze me, your words always speak to me. You are a great writer and a great friend.

    Oh I keep forgetting to tell you, I adore the pic collage on the top of your blog. So cute!

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