“I want everyone to know, you don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living.”
— Zach Sobiech at 1:18-1:20 in the video below
Zach Sobiech became sick with osteosarcoma cancer at the age of 14, and he lived until the age of 18. He wrote the song “Clouds” and many other songs to write out his feelings and leave messages behind for his loved ones.
I would say that death at any age makes everything seem more clear. Death puts things in perspective. When you’re at the end of your road, your path– what means the most to you sticks out like one colored flower in a black and white photo.
And if you’re lucky enough to beat death, you have the privilege to live out the rest of your life with this new knowledge. Yet, things will get blurry and out of focus once your life is back to normal. In these moments, remember what you have gone through and tell yourself what is important to you, so you can do things that match what you care about.
For those of you who have not experienced a life or death situation, would you agree with me that it would be awesome to live each day to the fullest?
It seems impossible. Right, you’re thinking this is unrealistic? Well, I do too, because there is always something that’s getting on my nerves. My “things,” your “things” are hindering us from living a life that really could be. So how do we get past this…
How do we live out Zach Sobiech’s words?
1) Be honest with your feelings. Ask yourself why you’re feeling them. Find a way to keep them up or stop them.
2) Take deep breaths. Bad moments change with deep breaths. Give yourself the clarity you need to make sure that you can live each day to the fullest.
3) “Try and make people happy,” says Zach. I agree with him that the world would be a better place if everyone did this every day. We would be happier while making others happier.
Let’s chat, leave me your thoughts, listen to Zach’s music, feel inspired, and feel good.
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