I am going to try and keep this short and too the point because I tend to ramble a lot but today I lost a friend of mine from back home she lived in Maine. She was killed by a drunk driver. I met her traveling and we weren't extremely close but, we did stay in touch on facebook and the time I spent with her was always good fun. She was a beautiful,smart,funny intelligent girl. She was only 27.
She had a family who loved her and a boyfriend and so much potential in life. Someone decided to drive drunk and take it all away in an instant. You hear this all the time but it doesn't REALLY hit you until it affects you directly. As I say we weren't best friends by any means but I knew her and spent time with her and liked her so this has really had me torn up all day. I am sad and angry that life is so fragile and it can be stolen away so easily.
This has got me thinking about my own life. You know you hear people say all the time "Live life like there will be no tomorrow" but, I know like me most of you probably hear those words and agree with them but it doesn't really impact your life. I must admit that I have been doing these travels for a slightly selfish reason. It has been for ME for MY experiences and to learn about what I want in my life. But I can only home that in my own way I have touched people's lives and I have tried to do what is good and what is right. I can only hope if I was to die tomorrow that my life has been in some way impacted others in a positive way.
I really honestly want to live my life in such a way that I can "leave something behind" when I die. Something that actually makes a difference in this world. It is so cliche and said all the time I know. But I mean it and I do hope that all of my readers aspire to lead lives that actually make a difference.
So basically I am saying with all this that life can be gone in an instant and you cannot run or hide from death. It comes for everyone at one time or another in one way or another. So make the best of your life and the time that you have. I sure am trying.
On a happier note, I had ANOTHER Thanksgiving today with more Americans here in NZ and it was great fun and the food was SO good and I had a great time! So to all the girls who cooked Thank You. :) Well that's all I got for now.Yall take care,Tyler
P.S. Go hug your family and friends today and tell them that you love them. Don't miss out on the chance to say it while you can. To all my family and friends, especially my parents and my brothers and my grand parents,aunts,uncles,cousins,everyone... I love you and I always will no matter where I am in the world.
Living life to leave behind a Legacy. An honorable pursuit requiring integrity, commitment and humility. I love this quote - "Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth."ReplyDelete