dreams to action / 11

My time here on Angela’s blog is drawing to an end.  The past week, she and I have been having some great conversations about life, friendship, loved ones. We have talked about living your life – this one amazing life that is yours and yours alone the way that YOU want it. We hear so often things like “live life to the fullest” or “live your best life” all of these phrases that may seem cliché but nearly all would agree are true and important. We talked of how often we lose focus and limit ourselves, and forget…

I can only speak for me. The idea of living a life of regret just sickens me. I don’t want to look back at my life and see all these things that I wish I had been brave enough to do, or say, or try. That is the whole purpose of Anj and I taking on this venture of the past 11 weeks. We want to live life to the ultimate extent, and we know we are not the only ones. We wanted to encourage each other, and to encourage you, friends, to try a bit harder, to push a little further, to be just a little bit brave, and do something more in life. Do something at all, if that’s the case for you. Neither of us wants you to have a life of regret, either.

Your life is made by your choices, your actions, and your reactions. Things do happen to you in life but life is not what happens to you. Your life is yours. You’ve got this one. If you are not happy with it, the ultimate blame belongs to you. You alone are responsible for your joy; you alone are responsible for what you did and did not get to do. Do you want a life of regret? Do you want to be able to look back and say “I tried,” or even better “I did.” The fulfillment of every dream and desire that you truly want lies in your hands. Have the courage to do the work to make those dreams a reality. All it takes is effort, determination, ambition, and action.

So what are you waiting for, friends?

Joy in action,

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