Words to live by
Anyone who has read my blog for a while or had contact with me in some way knows that the last three years of my life have been rough. Facing my own mortality in the wake of being diagnosed with congestive heart failure and fighting to stay alive has been a harrowing experience to say the least.
I’ve written about the fears that have haunted me at night, the uncertainty of where I would see another tomorrow. And it has hurt to do so. Acknowledging those fears, however, was the first step in gaining an upper hand over them and moving forward. If there were one quote that embodies what I’ve had to do and what I continue to do each day, it would be:
Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, “Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do”. – Author Unknown
I’ve also written about how precious each day that we have truly is. Of the importance to live each as if it really were your last. No one knows for sure the number of years he or she will have in life. Everyone can, however, be sure that there’s plenty of life in his or her years. Remember,
“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming … WOW! What a ride!” ~ Author Unknown
Those are definitely words to live by. Well, ones that I live by, anyway. 🙂
So true!! Great post, Mike, and what a great way to live your life. I love both of your quotes.
LOVE both those quotes! 🙂