Life is Short…

This year has been a helluva experience – a lot of good, a lot of bad, a lot of suprises, a lot of lot of… And Jesus Christ, it ain’t over yet. I’m wondering if I have enough St. John’s Wort to last me. Probably not.

Life can turn on a dime, to coin a phrase (pun intended) and you never think any of that crappy stuff is going to hit your door and muck up your plans – but it does. And usually just when you think things are looking pretty okay.

I don’t particularly want to ruminate or lament about things – but I do want to say that life is short, sometimes much shorter than you think it’s going to be – so my friends, don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy everything there is to enjoy in your lives while it’s here – while you have it.

If you’ve had a fight, make up with them, forgive them or get them to forgive you. A flat tire is just a flat tire. You can buy a new one pretty much anywhere. Blog stats, comments mean nothing if someone you love is in trouble. Give your dog an extra doggie treat, play with your kids, hug your mom, tell everyone you love that you love them. Go on the big roller coaster, drive too fast, let the wind mess up your hair, eat the chocolate or the fresh baked bread, the hell with the calories. Write with your heart, read with passion, appreciate the efforts of others. Be there for your friends, be there for yourself. Grab it all while the grabbing is good.

I love you all and thank you for being here, I’m here for you too, only an email away.

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10 thoughts on “Life is Short…

  1. I love you so very much Annie.

    Yes ! Life is to short, ~ Don’t sweat the small stuff ~ Never heard that one.

    I’m grabbing while the grabbig is good. I love you again dear Annio. Thank -you for being my friend.

    A grabbing
    Dio.
    x

    Dio – the feeling is quite mutual. The full quote is: Don’t sweat the small. Everything is the small stuff. In this particular case I can think of a few things that maybe are small stuff, so I left the second part out, you know?

    Yes you are grabbing whilst the grabbing is good – I can see that and I’m so very proud of you.

    xo
    Annie

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  2. Schweet! Such touching and thoughtful words and all so true. We never know when it’ll be our time. It’s important to try to remember this.

    Thank you Annie. I love the part about putting your heart into your writing and read with passion. And, I do appreciate your writing! Thanks!

    Hey Sweet Bella,
    I know you do appreciate my writing – and I appreciate that. You know, I wonder sometimes if it all doesn’t boil down to the idea that we are on this earth to just love each other in our own ways – schmaltzy as that may sound, I think it may be true.

    Annie

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  3. The kids were watching a Disney movie today and one of the lines at the end struck a chord with me, along the lines of your post –

    You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.

    I thought that said it all. And so does your post. And Mum and Dad always told us never let the sun go down on a fight. If anyone has had a fight with someone who is important to them, go now and kiss them, hug them, whatever is appropriate.

    And make time to stop and smell the roses.

    Glad you’re only an email away Annie, and likewise from here πŸ™‚

    Hey Gem,
    Wow, funny what you can learn from a Disney movie, eh? That’s a great sentiment – I agree too.

    I’m afraid I’m a bit guilty on letting the sun go down on a fight or two. May I blame my Irish blood for that? πŸ˜‰ But then, the making up can be fun too, eh? Well, sometimes anyway.

    I love roses and to smell them.

    Likewise – only an email away.

    Hugs,
    Annie

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  4. Great and well put reminder, Chica.
    i sure appreciate you, my friend. You are a rare and precious find.

    Thanks, Chica – I wonder though if I wasn’t just talking out loud, you know? I think you are quite rare and precious as well. πŸ™‚
    Annie

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  5. everything you have penned here needs to be
    read over again at the beginning of each
    month, at least by me – these are the words
    that I needed to hear/read. thanks, jade

    Hey Jade,
    I should probably read them myself, every day. Sometimes life drives it home, though, you know? Good, that. πŸ™‚ Glad they spoke to you in a positive way.

    Annie

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  6. Aww!! I love love.

    Yes Lets all have a love festival,

    Or !

    A love feast.

    I’ll organize it. Urmm !! I can’t organize a piss up in a brewery so……. Smiling.

    Love love love & more love. It makes for a nicer day.
    Di

    Yeah, that’s my kind of festival too. πŸ˜‰
    Annie

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  7. Yay to going out and having fun – I read somewhere recently that an entrepreneur who watches TV won’t be successful. If I can’t relax then I’m not successful. Thanks for reminding me of my priorities, Annie!

    Hey Alex,
    I have to get over to your place and read that interview of a certain mutual friend. πŸ˜‰ I don’t know about the tv theory – I suppose if that’s all you do it could mess things up – but I agree, if you can’t relax how successful will you really be? πŸ™‚
    Annie

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