Stop Existing, Start Living

Oscar Wilde once said, " To live is the rarest thing in this world. Most people just exist." What exactly are you doing? Are you living or are you existing? Here is what I know, I know that life is not easy. If you are actually in reality, then there is always going to be something weighing on you, whether it's raising kids in this day and time, trying your best to keep a fire in your marriage, struggling to make ends meet or desperately trying to keep up with the life you created. Maybe it's people u love dying or being sick, or possibly it's just a misconstrued life plan. I could make a long list, but you get the idea.
I believe that one of the easiest things to do in life is to loose yourself. Whether you loose yourself in the cute boy you have fallen for, Or you simply loose yourself just struggling to exist. Maybe You are just trying too hard to do life the safest way you can. Maybe you are terrified of loosing what you have or maybe you simply can't bear the thought of getting hurt again. So you are focusing so much on playing it safe, and you are gripping what you have so tightly you can't even enjoy or embrace the simple gift of living one more day.
When we stop living, we loose who we are. Life is meant to be exhilarating! It's meant to knock you off your feet. Do you remember what it is like to just crave something or someone? Do you remember what it's like to dance the night away til 1am? Do you remember the first time you landed a tuck or got your first homerun? What about Christmas morning as a child? When is the last time you just sat and watched the sunset or danced around your kitchen?
If you know me at all, you would agree that I live to the fullest. You also would agree that I try my darnest to enjoy every bit of this beautiful life I've been given, and I am
A big advocate of dancing in my whole house actually, but even I can get lost without realizing it. Yet, I truly believe that being lost can be a good thing as long as you don't stay lost. God is Always watching out for all of us, and he is going to put someone or something in your life to smack you awake!! Then it begins. It's on!!
You will find yourself once again dancing the night away in a pretty dress. You will find yourself actually living life to the fullest again. Santa most likely won't visit but something just as surprising and exciting will happen. I have always loved firsts!! Not much beats a first date, a first kiss, a first car... so today I challenge you to stop playing it so safe! Let go of the things you are holding too tightly and live a little more everyday. Experience a first! Do things you have never done and you will find you will enjoy the things you already do even more. No one ever said life was going to be easy, and you are going to venture into the wilderness time to time. But, I promise you this.... you will eventually get back to you!! Yes YOU the beautiful, fun, talented, loving, YOU God made you to be!

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