I feel like writing this after an experience I had, I received a lesson and I'd like to share it
So, I think we always hear the phrase: "live this day as if it was the last one" And all this #YOLO trend is a real thing and I honestly thought I was doing this, you know.. I try to get most of my days by doing adventures, challenging myself, trying new things as often as I can, etc.. etc..
Well, today I realised that it's not just about that, in fact, I've been freaking selfish this whole time and the funny this is that I thought I wasn't because, you know.. I've done a couple of 'nice' things, I've worked with people in need, I've volunteered myself several times to help others, I'm currently organising campaigns to help those that are living in extreme poverty. I've always felt that these are rewarding things to do, they feel right and all that, and they are indeed good, but.. I just feel it's not enough..we are meant to be the best version of ourselves and you know what that is? It's not just about getting good grades, It's not about trying new things or running a marathon, being the best version of yourself is also caring about for the people around you.
How many times a day do you ask your friends how they are and you actually mean it? How many times do you compliment someone? How many times do you look at somebody in the eyes and listen to how their day was? How many times do you hug your friends? How often do you talk to those friends that live in other cities/countries to simply ask how they are doing? If you do this things often, congrats. I personally didn't do this that often, or at least not enough and thing is, you never know when you are gonna be able to talk to the people you meet again. So, now all that YOLO thing has a different meaning to me, it's also about talking to someone as if it was the last time you would see them, giving them 110% of your energy because they deserve it, we are all special and all of your friends need to know that
You know that feeling when you wake up, you look through the window and is a sunny day outside, you are thinking what to wear, so you go out with your shorts and a shirt, but suddenly it starts to rain and it gets cold.. You miss the sun so much, specially because you were not prepared... But the feeling is a bit different when you have a raincoat on your bag, maybe the rain surprises you and although you do miss the sun, you have that raincoat to protect you in the rain and somehow you feel like you brought what was necessary.
Don't go outside without that raincoat, it's made by all the nice things you can do for the people you know and you don't know, its made with all those words you can tell them to make them feel special. You never know when you'll lose someone, never, it can happen so fast, it's so unexpected, so don't take things for granted and don't let the past define your actions, if things didn't end up good with someone at some point, don't let it stay like that, don't erase people that, at some point, were important to you.
that's what I wanted to share, hope u liked it. thanks for reading✌️