This weekend, I had my amazing niece over a for a few days. Every time I get to watch her, she reminds me of how precious life is and how you have to life every day like it is your last day! She makes me want to be a better person, a stronger person. With everything she has lost, it makes me realizes that the little meaningless things that set me off, were not worth getting that mad over in the first place.
Amanda has lost a lot in her short time. She has gone thru more than a 12 year old should have to. She has lost her dad and her brother within 2 years of each other. Every day she is smiling, she rarely has an attitude and is always making others laugh. My nephew was asked about his outlook on life, before he passed away, that “I think it means that when life is getting you down, just put a little humor in it to make it go up. Humor can make you laugh, make you happy, and cheer you up.”Dax was 12 when he passed and for him to have that kind of out look, makes me happy knowing what he knew. His sister is the same way. She always wants to laugh and make others happy. She is honestly a inspiration to me.
My main reason for this post was, life is short. There is no reason to get upset or angry over little things. I am working on that. I want to make sure that I cherish every day. Things happen...life happens. There is nothing you can do about what happens but you can change the way you handle the situation. All I know is I want to be able to make others laugh and feel good. I don't want to be a mean person, someone who brings others down. No one is perfect and we could all use some work. I don't think it hurts anyone to be kind or nice to someone! Take time to smell the roses...take time to love life, enjoy it and don't be so rushed!