Quote of the Day – pretend it’s your last

“Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.”

Jonathan Safran Foer – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I truly hate it when somebody advises me to ‘live in the moment’. Well, obviously I’m living in the moment, what else would I be doing?  But I do think that we all need to reflect on how we live our lives.

Do you live for yesterday? Are you still trying to figure out what you ever did to deserve that? Are you reminiscing about your high school friends? Are you wishing with all your might that you could undo that one mistake?

Do you live for tomorrow? Are you always planning for next week, next month, next year? Are you telling yourself that it’ll be better next time? Are you waiting for something or someone before you allow yourself to be happy?

Do you live to enjoy now? Are you tasting your dinner, are you admiring the beauty of your lover, is your laughter shallow or do you truly feel it in the pit of your stomach? Are you touching, feeling, smelling, seeing, tasting and hearing everything as if it were the last time you ever would? Because really…tomorrow is never a guarantee. Yesterday no longer exists. All you have is right now.

Seriously, how are we to fathom whether this insane, mad, incomprehensible journey can be classified as worthwhile? I do wonder.


I wondered, for the first time in my life, if life was worth all the work it took to live. What exactly made it worth it?

Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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