How Life Changes In The Blink Of An Eye

Life is full of risks. There are those we can plan for and those that just happen, changing our lives forever in the blink of an eye.

Think about it, life can provide us goodness and opportunities, but it can also provide us misery and unhappiness. What I’m trying to say is, life is unpredictable and for that alone, it can lead to unexpected events. All this to say that my life has changed dramatically over the years.

Growing up, I always wanted to know my purpose in life. I remember asking my parents the question, “What is my purpose in life?” And their answer was, “It is not up to us to know your purpose in life, it is up to you and only you will know the answer to that.” But this has made me reflect deeply on the subject for a very long time until I finally knew my purpose life. Because you see, the best two days in your life is the day you were born and the day you knew why.

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Throughout my life, I have learned so much from my parents and I couldn’t be more grateful. If I can recall the most important thing my parents have taught me about life, is that life moves pretty fast. At first, I didn’t understand, I thought that I would remain forever young, but later on, I realized that it wasn’t true, and the next thing I knew was that I was no longer a youngster, but a teenager.

Growing up as a teenager, I remember asking myself these questions:

Will I be successful in life? Will I have a job? Will I be married? Will I have a family?

All great questions in which I’ve asked myself, and I’m sure many of you have asked these yourself, but is there an answer? For me right now, I don’t know the answer, I believe that only time will tell you. Over the years I’ve learned that one cannot be focused on the future but be focused on the present. Time has changed and will continue to change for as long as we live on this Earth.

So in the end, life is the greatest gift one could have, and because of that, you should appreciate every second that goes by. Like I said before, life can be unpredictable, things can go wrong and things can go right, and in most circumstances, you never know when or how it may happen, but regardless, find your happiness in today and not tomorrow. Live life to its fullest, and focus on the positive!

Life can change in the blink of an eye, so make the most of it.


NOTE: Make sure you check out my friend Anastajia to see the female perspective on How Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye! It was a tremendous pleasure to work with her and I hope you enjoyed my post as well as hers.

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Be Yourself

When I was young, I made a significant decision that I have never regretted still to this day. Never will I live like everyone else. I would live my own life. I would no longer care about the newest fashion trend, or the new gizmos everyone else was getting, I would be happy with what I have no matter what everyone else said or thought.

It sounds simple enough. Yet, many people will never make that decision.

Instead, they will succumb to the pressure to conform. They will live their life purchasing an abundance of money on the trendiest products and fashion released to the masses – not because they actually need them, but just because their friends bought them. They will waste their energy trying to keep up with the newest trend.. all for the elusive purpose of showing off. And in exchange, they will forfeit their life’s purpose.

This generation is having the mentality that, “I want this because it would look really nice and it would give me the opportunity to it show off in front of my friends!” The truth of the matter is, it’s completely frivolous! The amount of people I have met who have fit this criteria is incredible!

But you know what, I would be lying if I said that I have never been that person who always wants but doesn’t really need. In reality, I was that person who wanted to fit in, not knowing that I was loosing myself in the process.

So I would say to live your life and not someone else’s. You are unique and special, don’t waste your time on stupidity that will only make you feel worse in the long-run. Be yourself because everyone else is taken. Celebrate your uniquess and identify your values. Accept what you have and be grateful for it. Honestly, if you really think about it, you shouldn’t be like them and if you are, you still have time to redeem yourself to be that unique person you always have been.

Your life is valuable. It is the greatest asset you own. Don’t let it slip into mediocrity by choosing to live it just like everyone else. It won’t go well for you.

© Benjamin Lessard – TheBenLessard