An 83-year-old woman wrote a letter to her best friend - the last sentence entered deep into my heart
Life is short. But we still spend so much time struggling to reach our goals that we forget to enjoy the journey.
Every day is a new day, and it is important to remind ourselves that life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. You have to enjoy the little things, live in the present, and fulfill your dreams instead of just chasing them.
This letter, written by an 83-year-old woman to her best friend, expresses the idea perfectly. The letter has gone viral recently - and it went straight into our hearts, and we're sure you'll feel the same way.
I read more and clean less dust.
I sit in the garden and enjoy the view without worrying about the weeds growing.
I spend more time with family and friends and less time at work.
Whenever possible, life should be patterns of experiences to relish, not suffer from.
I try to identify these moments and capture them.
I do not 'save' anything; We use the best porcelain utensils and crystal cups for any special occasion, weight loss, like an empty sink, or a first spring blossom.
I'm wearing my good jacket to the grocery store. My theory is that if I look successful, I can pay 30$ for a small bag of groceries.
I don't keep my good perfume for special parties, but rather put it on for shop assistants and bank clerks.
'One day' or 'sometime' are no longer in my vocabulary. Whether it's worth watching or hearing, I want to see, hear and do it now.
I don't know what others would have done if they had known they would not be for tomorrow that we all take for granted. I think they would call family and close friends. They might call ex-friends and apologized and make up for quarrels they once had. I would like to think they would go out to eat Chinese food or any other food they like. I guess. I will never know.
These are the little things I didn't do that would have angered me if I had known I only had a few hours left. Angry I didn't manage to write certain letters that I intended. Angry and sorry, for not telling my husband and parents enough times how much I love them.
I work hard not to procrastinate, wait or save anything that will add laughter and glow to our lives.
And every morning when I open my eyes, I tell myself it's special. Every day, every hour, every breath, is a real gift. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but as long as we're here, then why not dance".