Don’t Take A Minute For Granted

By Julia Fischer

Isn’t it sometimes weird, the fact that we think we have so much time? That we so often tend to shift everything around and postpone every other event and appointment?

I wanna tell you a story about a friendship and the moment in my life where I stopped to take every minute for granted and started to enjoy every moment with the people I am blessed with in my life even more.

We met in our early teenager years. We were best friends, almost like soulmates.  Spending almost every minute together and when we weren’t able to meet we would always talk on the phone or text each other.  There wasn’t a single thing we didn’t know about each other.

But as life goes we grew older and moved into different directions. Meeting new people, doing new things, you name it.

When I was about twenty I left home to go and spend some time in Australia.  I’ve had the most amazing time of my life, though it also was a very difficult time.  Learning for the first time of my life what it’s like living in another world, where everything is the complete opposite to the things you’re used to (more good than bad actually) you also do a lot of thinking. Thinking of what life had brought me so far, the people that have crossed my way and why everything always turns out as it does, good and bad.

Returning home after 6 month I felt a huge flash of overwhelm.

It was not long after when I suddenly saw my friend’s name on Facebook and thought: ‘Oh that is great, I really have to add him and maybe we can go get a drink and just catch up about the last few years we haven’t spoken and see what we’re up to.’

But, as you already know, we are all so busy so I didn’t manage to add him that day.

There is always a next day, right!?

A few days later (let it be 2 or 3 days) I stumbled across another friends post (I have to mention here I’m not a big feed reader so this was kind of a big coincidence, or some may call it destiny) which was actually a condolence post and as I kept reading I figured out that it was about my friend.

So here we are. We, who think have so much time left to just postpone everything to the next day, because this day will definitely come.

But what makes us so sure that tomorrow will come?

See, my friend was 22 when he died. He was an athlete and the most positive human I’ve had known at that point. Someone told me later that he even made some fun on the litter on the way to the hospital. That was just how he was, always seeing the good things and cheering everybody up.

No-one saw it coming. Because people don’t die at 22 from a broken ankle.

And yet they do, because they’re suffering from a genetic defect that no-one has yet diagnosed.

If there is one thing I can give you to take along then please never ever hesitate to call an old friend or family member you miss. If there is something you always wanted to do your entire life go do it. See a nice woman/man? Go invite her/him for dinner. Got something to say? Speak it out.

You never know what tomorrow will bring. So please whatever it is, do it now or now might never comes.

Julia FisherAbout Julia

Julia Fischer is a health coach who help women  overcome eating disorders (like binge,-emotional eating), as well as gain back their self-esteem and how they can integrate more whole food into their lives.

You can find her on facebook, twitter and instagram @blossomyoursoul and her website www.blossomyoursoul.com

 

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