The Ghost of What Could Have Been

There is no grief more devastating than the grief for what could have been.” writes Kaya McLaren. A great friend once said to me: “When I die, I want people to say about me: ‘He lived every day of his life.’” His message is not living a life of ‘what could have been,’ but one filled with passion and excitement – to find in each moment joy, opportunity and excitement. He lives and role models the words of Yasmeen Bleeth who said: “You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump because life is too short to wonder what could have been.”

May you live his words; may you be his words. Have a passionate love of life – its beauties, challenges and opportunities to become more than you ever dreamed we could be. May you remind yourself each day of  Ralf Marston’s gentle counsel: “Whatever could have been or should have been, doesn’t matter. This moment is here and now for you to live.” Of you, may be said the words that “you live every day of your life.” Life is so very, very good.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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One Response to The Ghost of What Could Have Been

  1. thank you Michael- we depend so much on those who word meticulously to send the age-old messages of truth so unadorned with such clarity.

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