Guess what? Time keeps on ticking and ticking, while our lives crawl towards an inevitable end. So, isn’t it best to live life to its fullest, while seizing each day like it might be the last? Each and every human is equipped with tools to persevere, to devour and conquer in their own unique way(s). Humans have been described as fragile snowflakes, each original and not a carbon copy. This ain’t no cookie-cutter world.
With that said, a bucket list is something one should attempt to create, while one can still scratch some of the passions, must-dos and once-in-a-lifetime accomplishments off of it before meeting an untimely demise. Sure, humans strive to live their life whole-heartedly, and if one is lucky, they will already have some of those bucket list wishes completed and in the can. Having regrets, especially about not fulfulling one’s destiny or living the dream, is not healthy — but, unfortunately, in today’s society — it’s often easier said than done. But, one doesn’t need excuses and one must end procrastination now, if one can.
Maybe it’s a small task or somewhat of a giant leap for humankind. Either way, life is ready for the taking, if one so chooses. Sometimes though, it’s tough and life isn’t kind. What happens then? Well, we saunter on and try to wade through the proverbial sewage we are neck-deep in. It happens to all of us, at some point in time, no matter how hard we try to keep our heads held high, while tip-toeing through the tulips.
Are we naturally born go-getters or does it take a whole lotta practice to be the true hero we know we can offer the world? Underneath our skin, we are but masquerading as imposters pretending to be pure and willing to go the extra mile. Life is a complex, unexplained, almost paranormal experience with many layers like an onion. Are we astronauts waiting for our next mission — to outerspace for a chance to explore the vast recesses or our mind and beyond? As children, our make believe consisted of imaginary friends and hope with a glimmer of what will be will be.
Today’s fast-paced existence sometimes doesn’t gel with our inner-most desires, ya know the bucket list wants and needs to a better life. Maybe it just takes some baby steps to obtain what one thinks about. Perhaps, life is just someone playing Nintendo on some big screen on a distant planet. Hopefully, when one wakes up in the morning they are able to take a deep breath and smile. That seems like a good start. To see another sunrise is indeed something to strive for, nowadays or any day, for that matter.
This editorial originated in the Taber Times.