"Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once"- Lillian Dickson
You always hear about how you shouldn't take the food that is on the table, or the clothes on your back, or the roof over our heads for granted. We are always told that we are very lucky to have these, and this is true. I always feel very privileged to have these things, especially knowing that there are so many people out there, in the world that don't have what we would call "basic" needs. However, what about life. Its not that often that we hear "don't take life for granted". I think that life is the thing that we take for granted more than anything else that we have.
Well obviously life is important, without it we wouldn't be here. However what makes life so special is that we only get one. Its not like the roof over your head- you can get a new house anytime, but life is different. You can't just go out and buy a new one. When you think about it you only get a lifetime to do everything that you want, to make all your dreams come true. A lifetime may seem like a lot now, but its not really.
Memories. When you think about it when your life is over you can only take your memories and experiences with you. We, as people always want more stuff. However you can't take your Ipod or whatever with you. So what memories would you like to have when your lifetime is over? Well I would like a lot of happy memories that would make me laugh and smile when I looked back on them. I would also love to travel a lot, experience the world. I think it would be amazing to have memories of good things happening in the world during my lifetime. Whether it is world peace, the end of world hunger or global warming... the possiblities are endless!
Life. Four letters. One big meaning. It is the one thing that everyone in the world has. However all these people only have one life. Some spend it wisely, other people don't. It is the thing that everyone takes for granted. Even though I said that a lifetime isn't very long you can do a lot in your lifetime.
Life Lesson: Memories are the only things that can live forever, they are the things that make life so amzing.
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