take too many pictures.

a dear friend of mine sent me this in an email this morning. I sware I’ve heard this somewhere before, but this time, it really made me think differently.
“as we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. you will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. you’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. you’ll fight with your best friend. you’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. you’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. so take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.
don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.”

I must say, there are many times that I spent unhappy and wished that I could’ve just smiled. I feel better when I’m happy, and my happiness rubs off on others. someone once told me that I was stressing years off of my life. I totally agree.
I agree that by wasting time unhappy, I’ve only been hurting myself. it does no good. it get’s nothing accomplished. if I’ve discovered one thing lately, it’s how my actions affect others. it’s incredible how much your mood spreads, it’s contagious. I never thought too much of how others felt when I was smiling or when I was in a pissy mood.
so resolutions early, I’m going to try to stay happy, or at least 90% of the time.

One Response to “take too many pictures.”

  1. Julie said:

    Thanks, Al! I’m right there with you on the resolution! Love ya!