In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius writes, “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.”
There is nothing like losing someone you care about suddenly and unexpectedly to help you understand how delicate and ephemeral life is.
You think you can do it tomorrow…
Because you think you have tomorrow.
You may not.
Yet you still hold onto grudges.
You hold onto priorities that make no sense.
You bury yourself in toxic nonsense.
If a friend pops into your head now, reach out.
Don’t do it later.
Don’t assume you’ll get another chance.
Don’t let the moment you have right now slip by.
Your procrastination is egotistical… your entitlement, embodied.
Return the text.
Respond to the email.
Tell someone, “I love you.”
It’s highly unlikely you’ll regret it.
For it may be the very last thing you do.
With fire and love,