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Live For Today

"It's not the length of life, but the depth of it"

Live For Today

The honest truth is, our world is a scary place. It's a sad place and it's a wonderful place. Too often we take for granted what we have right in front of us. We live in a world that is so beautiful if we just stop, take a breath, and look around us.

I've recently been reminded of how precious our lives really are. It makes me sad to think that here we are, all living on this earth, fighting, when their are some people fighting battles that we could never imagine. Battles that they sometimes lose.

Life is a gift and we seem to take the guarantee of tomorrow for granted more than I'd like to admit. I love the fact that today, in this moment of time, I was able to love, laugh, cry, and smile. I love that I was able to feel so deeply today because not everyone has that opportunity. I got to live my life today and others didn't.

I've learned to never assume anything, not when it comes to the game of life. Whether there is a God or not, there is definitely someone up there who has a plan for each of us. Honestly, 98 percent of the time, that plan never goes the way we intended it to. We have this idea in our heads on how our lives are supposed to pan out. Over the years, I've learned that the plan I have in my head is not necessarily the plan whoever is up there, has for me.

Life is about a lot of things, I've come to know that most importantly life is about love. If you do nothing else in life, I hope that you love. Love is a feeling that I've be fortunate enough to experience in my twenty years of life thus far. I've loved a lot because I've opened my heart to those around me. Have I gotten hurt? Of course. Has that stopped my from loving? Absolutely not.

I consider myself lucky for having 150 sorority sisters that I love and that love me right back. We are sisters through thick and thin. Sure, we're not blood sisters, but I consider us family regardless. We are there for each other for the good times and the incredibly painful times. We love unconditionally and I'm lucky I get to experience a love like that every single day.

I've learned that shitty things happen. Good people get hurt and people die and it sucks. I'll never understand why bad things happen to extraordinary good people. But unfortunately they do, and there's nothing we can do except love each other and be grateful for the life we have.

This world and this life, will test our strength on multiple occasions. I'm here to tell you to push through those hard times because in the end, you will be stronger. The only way I've been able to get out of the many dark tunnels I've gone through, are because of the support I get from my friends, family, and sorority sisters.

Life is an amazingly fragile thing that we are all so blessed to have. We need to stop wasting our time fighting with each other for having different opinions and just accept each other for who we are. At the end of the day, tomorrow isn't promised. It's up to us to live each day to the fullest and make our mark on this earth.

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