Cradle to the grave 

With every passing day, we see ourselves and the people around us a little differently. Some good, some bad, and some indifferent. But we continue on our journey, through life, not always certain how it will turn out.

We owe it to ourselves to alter the path of our journey to ensure we keep smiling and stay happy. And with happiness on our side, we have a better chance of a happy ending. One we can take all the way to the grave.

From the cradle to the grave, our choices are not always our own. In our younger years we rely heavily on our parents, as they guide us through our childhood and into our teenage years. Even then our parents are there for us, if we want them or not. But they are there, because of the love they have for us, which is sometimes displayed in some very strange ways at times.

Then as the years continue to slide by and we enter our senior years, we then rely on our children to ensure we are safe and looked after as our health declines.

It truly is the circle of life. So within that circle, we need to embrace all we are given and take every opportunity live a full and happy life.

The real purpose of life is to be happy and we should do all we can, everyday to achieve that goal.

Credit where credit is due 

I’m the type of person who gives credit where credit is due. No matter what the situation. And this happened to be the case one morning as I was cycling back home from Sorrento to end off a 100 km cruise.
It was then I saw an elderly gent who must have been pushing 80, and the bike he was riding would have been close to the same vintage. But a great effort I thought the myself. 

The only problem with the entire scenario was that he was heading downhill towards me in the bike lane. Heading in the wrong direction at a decent speed. 

Not wanting to burst his bubble of riding on such a beautiful morning, I pulled aside and let him continue in his journey. Smiling and waving him past as he nodded in my direction. 

All I can hope for is that when I am old and senile and still cycling, the younger generation do the same for me.

Until I have most of my senses, I will ride on the right side of the road. Or at least what i think is the right side.

Life Is Ending One Minute at a Time

This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.

This movie quote from Fight Club makes me wonder how many people realise what’s happening to them with every breath they take.

Yes, they are getting older, and some are actually getting wiser, while others take every second as it comes their way. Which in some situations is the best way to do it.

But as for others, the very thought that their lives will come to an end, makes them shiver all over and then crawl into a corner and sob uncontrollably about what’s to come.

We all die. There is no way around that. No other options are available to us right now. So let’s deal with death and make the most of the time we have while we are alive and kicking.

We don’t have to do crazy things in our lives to make the most of it. Skydiving, bungee jumping, swimming with sharks, or leaping over tall buildings in a single bound. They all sound great, but aren’t necessarily required to live life to the fullest.

The simplest things around us are more than enough to make our lives worth living. Family, friends and even our pets are all there for us to share each breathing moment with.

The smile you get back from your partner as you enter the room. The joy your children bring you, day in and day out. Even though it may not seme that way, they really do bring joy and happiness.

The old saying about slowing down and smelling the roses really does have some merit.

Let’s slow down and enjoy every second we have and live our lives to the fullest. It’s the most we can do for ourselves.