Funny how death makes you think about things very differently. We are currently mourning the death of a prominent family member and things have been very interesting of late. Of course there is a great deal of emotion flying around which makes people do some interesting things and makes you ponder life in general. I have come up with some thoughts thanks to recent events and will leave them for you to ponder dear readers.
1.) Plan yours and your partners future. Don't leave this up to your children. Make your own plans now so that you can be financially and physically prepared. Look at how you want to retire and where you want to live. Save or put your money into a fund so that you have the money when it is needed.
2.) Think all big decisions through with care and advice. Don't jump into anything, as some people I know have and will now suffer the consequences. Get all of the advice that you can and don't feel pushed into making decisions. If you have any doubt, DON'T DO IT!
3.)Looking in the mirror frequently is a good thing. Try to see yourself as others see you, both the good and the bad. We don't always see or accept everything, we like to see what we want to see.
4.) Live your life for yourself not others. This is a hard one for many people including myself and once someone has a hold on you and your life it is often hard to break those bonds. But it is your life. Everyone was born with a purpose in life and you will never find out what your purpose is if you are too busy trying to please others.
5.) Live your life to the full whether you have longevity genes or not. We never know when our time is up so go for it! Its hard not to let everyday worries (and some not so everyday) get in the way but at the end of the day we get through, even those times where you can't see and easy way out. So go out and live!
6.) Don't take things for granted. Even the little things or the bad things. They are there to teach you something no matter how small the lesson. Listen hard.
7.) And finally, love fiercely. A world without love is not a world worth living in.