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Life Is ...

First, let me tell you what life is not.
It is not a puzzle that needs solving or a nut that needs to be cracked.
You can try, but life isn't meant to be fully understood.
It is just one of those things that don't make complete sense.

But if there is one thing my 96 years have taught me, it is this:
Life is to be lived.
Now living and thinking about living are separate things—I found not thinking too much about life conducive to a great life!
There will always be time to think about life, but maybe not enough time to live it.

Live first; think later.

So make your way through life's colours, hues, ups and downs, lines and curves.
One breath at a time, one day at a time.
Use all your senses (not only your head).
Spend most of your time doing things, living life, and then, if you still have the energy, you can think about things.

Growing up, I used to think of life as a grand vision, a sacred mountain in the distance, a peak to summit.
I was wrong.
My life was the day and the night right before me.

Life is you now.

Thank you for reading. This entry is part of Relax & Live the Good (Enough) Life.