Take a Bow


Today I had lunch with a friend. I was going about my usual business of complaining about school work and the busy schedule this time of year. I guess it’s honest to say, I’ve been caught up in the nonsense. It’s so easy to take life for granted, wasting time putting our effort into focusing on the nonsense. That is what it is nonsense. Coaches, school, sports, news, arguments… They come together in a way that sucks the life, the living right out from underneath you.

Yesterday I got some news that slapped me hard across the face. Every now and then, it takes something that reminds me how fragile life really is to remind me to remember the things that really matter. Those little details, those small aggravations can bring you to a place so low, that the quality of your own life can decay. There are so many people and situations that are like a weight around your ankle, pulling you down. You can choose to hang from the branch until your fingers start to bleed or you can simply let go and free fall. We cannot hold on to the things, the people or events that prevent us from being happy and content. We must put our time into who and whatdoes matter and do our best to keep our hearts light instead of dragging around the heavy. We must come from a place of love and be a pillar of love because tomorrow is never promised. The eyes we look into today may not be here to look into tomorrow. We must cherish our relationships, nurture them and take full advantage of the time we have with the people we love. This is not our dress rehearsal, it’s the real deal and we just never know which performance will be our final act. Play your part so beautifully that everyone will smile at the thought of you. Be who you want to be and love how you were meant to love. At the end of every night, take a bow to honor your own life and to honor those cast members who you were so blessed to be on the stage with you. Namaste.

At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou


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