Forever Until You Die

by Sherry Riter in Death,Holiday,Lessons of Life

My birthday has already passed and it was a wonderful day…mostly. I love having a birthday and celebrating everyone’s birthday. It is a wonderful occasion to show thanks that we were born.

This birthday was not the big 5-0, but eventually I will hit that number. The depression or deep contemplation that hits everyone will skip me when I do because it happened this year. I thought about my age, doubled it, and realized that the likelihood of living that many more years were slim. “Feelings” took over all my thought processes.

I don’t want to leave my daughter.

I want to be able to take care of her when she is old.

I still have so many things left I want to accomplish.

I’m not going to be ready!

Life is too short.

Life really is too short!

I have started a list of the things that I want to accomplish and change in my life. I want to cram every possible experience into the rest of the years that I have left on this planet, so that will take planning and dedication.

None of us knows nor can we “figure out” how much longer we have left to live. Our “death date” is always the one unknown to us all. Each day needs to count whether we are physically accomplishing something or mentally and emotionally doing it. We have every second, in every minute, in every hour, in every day, in every week, in every month, in every year to make our goals happen.

It is purely up to us how we decide to spend our time.

Dream as if you’ll live forever.

Live as if you’ll die today.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shawn February 21, 2010 at 5:45 am

I know what you mean—I freaked when I turned the big 50—and when you realize how quickly time goes by—its even worse!!


2 Anything Fits a Naked Man February 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Fantastic words to live by…thanks for the reminder!!


3 Coupon Clippin' Mommy February 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm

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4 Jana Burrow February 22, 2010 at 2:23 am

Very inspiring! And just so you know, I would bet that your daughter would love nothing more than for you to take care of her when she is old. I know I would want my mom and no one else.


5 aplaceforthoughts February 22, 2010 at 4:21 am

Great post. Thank you!


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