636 – Lessons from an unexpected and long pandemic

1- Don’t wait for “the right time”, “when I have time”, “maybe someday”… Unless you want your hopes and dreams to turn into a sad: “He always wanted to…” on the lips of those you leave behind.

2- Don’t hold back. Give that kiss, make that call, offer that hug… you never know if it will be your last chance to do so.

3- Don’t be too proud to forgive or apologize, because at any time it may become too late.

4- Whenever you are with someone, think what you’d like their last memory of you to be, because this very moment might well be it.

5- Don’t be afraid to extend your hand to offer or receive help. We are all fighting our own battles, but we don’t have to do it alone.

6- Celebrate the achievements and enjoy the joy of others. Success and happiness are not limited resources over which to fight or hoard. 

7- Experiment, take chances, dare, dream. Make mistakes without fear. Fall, and get back up again. LIVE! Before it’s too late…because in a way, it already is.

8- Smile because, even if you’re not aware of it, your own mortality is also your best friend. All you have to do is learn to listen closely when it gently whispers in your ear; “This might be the last day of your life, how do you want to live it?”

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