About 3.5 years ago I lost a good friend and the world lost an incredible human being. He was far too young and left behind a wonderful wife and 2 great kids. The suddenness caught everyone by surprise and the sadness and heartbreak were overwhelming. As friends, we gathered almost every night for the next week reminiscing and telling stories while dealing with the grief the best way we knew how. One of the things that was said throughout the conversations was, "drink the good wine" and that really resonated with me and hopefully it resonates with you as well.
Drinking the good wine simply means don't put off things you want to do and don't have any regrets. Don't play it too safe by finding the perfect circumstances because, more than likely, they will never come around. Don't settle for 'OK' when you can have the best. Be spontaneous and truly live the life that YOU want to live. Live in the simple moments that give you joy, and live in the big moments that change your life because we never know when it's going to end.
We often get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of day to day life that we forget to really live. Sure, we're alive and, hopefully, making progress in our lives but we are often letting life pass us by. We need to put down the mindless things that overtake our lives and simply live. Spend time with the people that make you happy, help those in need, go on an adventure, or do what brings you joy.
We often have to be reminded by tragedy that life is short and it could end tomorrow or 100 years for now. I know that I don't want to be on my death bed and asking myself, did was I just alive, or did I really live? How about you?