Live in the Moment

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Live in the Moment: A personal response to "Snapshots"

Life never goes the way you think it might. This year has been pretty bad for me and it seemsthat everything that can go wrong has gone wrong. Getting out of a rut is never easy and the worst part of it is that knowingly people that you thought you could depend on to be there walking away when things gets tough. It really feels like life doesn't have any meaning anymore at a point and all you can feel is an emptiness that just keeps on sucking the life away from you. You don't feel inspired, you don't feel joy, you just give up and lose hope that you'll ever be happy. Alot of times people forget how to live because of things that maybe going on in their life. I've always told myself that life was like a box of chocolates and every chocolate has a different flavor. Until about two years ago, I never really thought about how precious each and every day of life was. People always say live each day to the fullest because you never know when there won't be a next day. My mother said this to me about a million times over the first fifteen years of my life but, I never really put this piece of wisdom into action until many years later. We all die, but we don’t all live. I am a firm believer in living life, that there is a huge difference between living and simply existing. There are many reasons to live in the moment, but first it's important to note that even that term doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. You can't live life to the fullest if you don't even know how to slow down and live in the moment. For some people living in the moment means just slowing down and pacing through the day with more deliberation. Others believe living in the moment automatically means looking for a little adventure, a little something extra to make that day a little different and more distinct than a normal run through the schedule day. Learning to live in the moment can mean getting up early to...
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