Today I've been going through papers and organizing spaces. One of the last tasks of the day is to remove some photos from the refrigerator door that friends have requested. I come across four words typed in capital letters on a piece of white paper stuck between pictures.
FUN ~ FREEDOM ~ FIERCENESS ~ FEARLESSNESS
What do they mean? No doubt something different to all who read them.
- For Trisha they were guidelines for one unafraid to pursue life and dreams on her own terms.
- They're learning tools for some, life can be pretty simple if we don't muck it up.
- My grandmother would say "Honey, leave your baggage at the door and get on with it. No time for regrets: shoulda, coulda and woulda are only excuses for a life not lived to the fullest. What are you waiting for?"
- For me it means live every day with eyes wide open and a passion for:
laughing at myself
"Hunting Ladybugs While Completely Invisible"
fearlessly taking on challenges, changes and chances
being a force to be reckoned with
and creating the freedom to chase my dreams
Diane Ackerman "I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
Bill McKenna "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW-- What a Ride!"
So take a look at your agenda and the mile long to do list. Now simply walk away from it and do something spontaneous that will make the day for someone.