Recently, we've had what feels like a lot of people die around us. Closest to us was Grandpa Vince. Steve Jobs, the Apple guy, also died. This was something he said once that resonates with me:
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s ...change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Now as Steve and I are raising a family, I want to not only follow my heart and intuition but teach my children to do the same. I think about my Grandpa a lot. He taught me so many great things in his life and already, he has made me get up and do things with my kids and husband that I normally would have made an excuse not to do. I'm committed to make as many memories with my family as I can. Enjoying the ride!!!