Live Each Day As If It's Your Last
By Shanice, age 15, South Africa
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
"Do you know, class, that as each day draws close to an end so does your life? The ending of each day brings us closer to our death."
Sure, that was a sick fact, but none of us had ever realised that.
That statement instantly quieted us down. We all thought about it. He was right, but none of us ever looked at it that way.
And I got to thinking. We live our lives every day in the same boring, mundane way. We hardly ever do anything different. Whatever happened to 'Live Each Day Like It's Your Last?' I'm not saying you should live carelessly. Find the balance between reckless and responsible and walk on the edge of that line.
Let's suppose that the world were to end tomorrow, or in 2012, like some people assume. Would you be happy with all that you've done?
I know I certainly wouldn't. There's loads I want to do, see, and experience, and I haven't. Partly because I'm too young for some of the things and partly because I'm too scared.
You shouldn't be a party girl like Paris Hilton, but don't be a bore either. Act crazy for a day (like singing in the rain crazy, not drug crazy), dance like no one's watching, live a little!
Remember, only dead fish go with the flow.
I have a friend whom everyone looks down on because she's 'wild.' Ok, even I have to admit that, yes, she is out of control.
BUT I envy that about her. She lives her life to the fullest! After all, she says, 'you only live once.'
So, for one day - just one day - let go of your inhibitions (not in a party-girl way) and live for the moment. I can guarantee that you'll never look back! I might not know much about life, but I do know this: life is for living and not waiting. So go on and live!