Saturday, February 10, 2007

Beautifully Stated

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. We will have our hearts broken, probably more than once, and it's harder every time. We'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. We'll fight with our best friends. We'll blame a new love for things an old one did. We'll cry because time is passing too fast, and we'll eventually lose someone we love.

So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt; because every sixty seconds you spend upset, is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.


I don't know why this is hitting me today, but just for me, go hug someone you love. Tell them, "I love you." Even better, make it someone that you haven't told in a while, or will be surprised by the revelation. Live! It's a precious gift.


smiliesar said...

I love this poem! It really hits the reality of time and how important it is to live each and ery minute to the fullest. Thanks for the reminder and the challenge!

darci said...

beautiful Blaine. thanks for sharing that. I so agree, and it is so necessary, for some reason, to be reminded of that sometimes....I always think you can't tell someone you love them too much, only too little. darci

chou-chou said...

this is wonderful - thank you for sharing it.

i've read similar sentiments, but this one is particularly well written - really hits me.

many thanks!!

erin said...

Always good to remind oneself of these things. Isn't it weird how one gets glimpses of urgency about these things every once in a while?


Karianne said...

This week is the anniversary of my dad's death. Thanks for the reminder that there are many others that I can tell "love you". Here I go.

Sue said...

Thanks for posting this. You're so right, life is a precious gift! I am leaving Saturday to bring home my precious Daniel!