During my daily perusal of my favorite intellectual site, thoughtcatalog.com, I came across this article: http://thoughtcatalog.com/2013/7-things-you-should-do-today-if-you-were-to-die-tomorrow/
7 things you should do today as if you were to die tomorrow. Allow me to walk you through my thoughts on each item:
#1. Thank the catalysts of your becoming. This one seems easy enough. I fully acknowledge the importance of the people in my life who have shaped who I am today and will be tomorrow. Done, done, and done.
#2. Be honest about your love. This is where I got stuck.
I realized that for the first time in the past 10+ years of my glorious life, I am currently in love with nobody. Not one single soul is torturing my mind or heart at the moment. I then quickly realized how addicted I was to the thought of being in love and how limiting that addiction was. I realized how much more mindspace and heartspace I now possess when not longing for love from a coveted, unreachable source, but instead living life loving the already reachable people around me.
With this realization came a sense of pure freedom and joy like I’ve never experience before. Sort of like the scene in “The Holiday” where Kate Winslet realizes she’s no longer stuck in unrequited love with that jerk Jasper and she can finally live her life without being bound to thoughts of him.
Needless to say, I didn’t feel the need to keep on reading for the other 5 things I should do today if I were to die tomorrow.