I am going through reading prompts and I came across this on “365 Days of Writing Prompts” and I came across this one. I wanted this one to be my first because I have been living by a motto for years. This is the prompt:
Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
I do have a quote that I like very much one because it comes from the untimely quick death of my very first best friend and secondly, I think it is something to really live by. My quote is:
“Live your life to the fullest, live like today is the last day of your life”
Now if this touches you, then you feel the same way I do. My best friend was taken at the young ripe age of 16, when she died instantly in an automobile accident. She was carefree. She really did live each day like it was the last. She was so happy, outgoing and everyone loved her! In church, in school, basically anywhere. She could walk into a grocery store at check out and carry on a conversation with the clerk and she’ll have the clerk loving her.
Now that she is gone, I have come up with that motto. I also tell everyone I leave or get off the phone with that I love them before leaving because you never know if that is the last time you will see or hear from that person again. I take it to heart seeing how Rebecca died and I hadn’t talked to her in a while. I don’t want to feel the shame or guilt that “I didn’t say this” or “I didn’t do this.” Do you know anyone like this? Are you someone like this? Then you know what I feel like.
I read in an article one day that a mom said to her son a lot to “be quiet” and I can’t quite remember what exactly happened, but the little boy got injured and lost his voice and she said that she missed her son’s talking. She also said that she wanted to say to other moms and dads to not take their childrens’ voices for granted. So I’ve always thought of that and it was in the back of my mind. So I ask you…think of this too.