Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Live all the days of your life...

Tim McGraw sings a song... "Live like you were dying". I'm sure most of you have heard it, I heard it plenty before my accident. But today, it made me cry. Hard enough that I had to turn the radio off in order to drive. The situations in my life have taught me to love life no matter what the circumstances. And not only love life, but actually live all the days of your life. This song is me. I'm not living like I'm dying, but I'm living like I got that second chance. It made me realize all the things in life I wanted. Don't wait!

Be a better friend, a better son, a better worker, a better Mom. Quit your job if you hate it, go back to school if you want to. Be happy with your life and have no regrets. Do the next right thing, help a neighbor, think about someone else every day before you think of yourself. Write thank you or love notes, be spontaneous, kiss, create memories that you would be sad if you didn't have. Turn off your phone while talking to your kids, actually play with them.

My sister will love me for quoting Dumbledore so... he tells Harry, "It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices." It doesn't matter what has happened to you, it matters what you do with what has happened to you. Live your life like you got a second chance. Trust me, there is no other way to live...


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. I have been trying to live my life this way ever since I had my 4 hip replacements in two years.

Shay said...

Beautifully put Cali. Thanks for putting my perspective where it should be!

tahnie said...

you are so right. i'm really happy to see updates from you! our stories are not the same, but you inspire me cali, you truly do! i was never supposed to live to see my 10th birthday, and here i am at 29. i hope i'm not wasting any of this wild & precious life. thank you for sharing your heart so openly. xoxo.

Sarah said...

What a wonderful example you are to me.

Chloe Smith said...

Thank you for the reminder. You are here to inspire others thats for sure!

Jessica McFadden said...

Cali, I just wanted to thank you for keeping a blog. I always have thought highly of you and I have read your blog since Mac was born and every time you post something I am just in awe of the courage that you have. You are truly a choice daughter of our Father in Heaven. You have so much strength and you just keep gaining more. One trial after another. Keep on keepin' on because there are many many more blessings in store for you! I send my love!

Jessica