Life is so short… make the most of it!

A good friend of mine got some terrible news on the weekend – her close friend had died in a car accident. She was only 24 and it happened so suddenly it was a shock to all of us.

I’ve been thinking about the tragedy over the past few days as her love ones spend time organising the funeral. Life is so short. It’s amazing how much time we all worry about the small things, stressing out that we missed the bus or losing sleep over a confrontation with a work colleague.

At the end of the day, do these small things really matter? We might not be here tomorrow, yet we take so many things in our lives for granted – such as the people around us who love us.

Don’t want to be sound too preachy, but isn’t it strange that the happiest people seem to be those whose position we wouldn’t want to be in? When I was in Africa years ago, there were many people in a worse off economic position than me, selling goods on the side of the road. This wouldn’t be my ideal lifestyle, yet I always saw them smiling!

Just goes to show that you don’t need material things to keep you happy – look at people like Tiger Woods and Victoria Beckham – do you think they’re happy?

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