Living Cautiously, Living Dangerously

A friend sent this email to me which I'm reproducing here:

"As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will.
You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time.
You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken.
You'll fight with your best friend.
You'll blame a new love for things an old one did.
You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love.
So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because
every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin."

Wow, the last sentence was something I was mulling over for the past 3 days! I'm not afraid that my life will end, but I'm 'afraid' that it has not somewhat BEGUN! There are simply too many things I've wanted to do and I've not started doing! Arghhhh!!! Time is running out! Help!

I've been living cautiously all my life because of family obligations. Perhaps I should start living dangerously? Hmm...


SquirrelQueen said...

Some very interesting thoughts. I don't think you have to live dangerously to be happy just enjoy life and you will feel alive.

Analisa said...

Great pic and post. God is using you right now where you are. Your purpose is lived one day at a time. If we wish to do something great in God we must start with the small. God will lead us as we pray. Guide us down a road not as familiar to carry out his plan.

MilesPerHour said...

We can only hold ourselves back. Step out!

Jane said...

Hi SquirrelQueen, true.. I won't purposely seek out dangerous things to do, just a way of saying.
Analisa, thanks for your constant support. Yup living one day at a time, start with the small, be faithful in little things and dare to do unfamiliar things, move out of the comfort zone.
And MPH, yup, shouldn't be holding back when it's the right thing to do!.
Thanks for all your comments, folks.