One thing we all share in common and cannot escape without exception, is that everyone eventually dies, but I wonder how many actually really "live". Living life to the full, is reaching your potential and being all you can be; not to be afraid of change, taking a chance now and then, to step out of your comfort zone and not let any opportunity pass you by. I would hate to look back on my life and have regrets, and think "if only". Many years ago when I was young and able to work, I remember my boss at the time commenting on the fact that every day when he arrived at the office, he was greeted by my smiling face, which set the tone for the day. A small thing like this, simply welcoming him with a smile made all the difference to my boss's morning. Smiling at someone is a little contagious, and nine times out of ten, you'll find if you smile at a person, they will smile back at you. Can you say with hand on heart that you embrace your life and LIVE? If not, make a change and start right now. You've not a moment to lose, and it's never too late to begin to grasp life in both hands, shake things up and make the most of what you have.
To bring home this point of making the most out of a bad situation and not wasting an opportunity, my latest article on The Huffington Post illustrates exactly what I am trying to get across to you.
Have a good weekend everyone, and seize the moment.
I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.