I Realise That Life Is Short

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    Life is short, Smile

    while you still have Teeth
    nice4mheart nice4mheart
    31-35, M
    Feb 2

    Decisions will cost you.

    ..make it worth the outcome!!
    melXlo melXlo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2014

    Life Flies

    I can't believe I'm going to be 27 years old this year
    karla86 karla86
    26-30, F
    39 Responses Mar 30, 2013

    I came to a realization about three years ago

    that truly life is short , that there is a finite time that we have on tis planet. So why do so many of us just exist instead of truly living our lives full-on looking and craving for new experiences and sensations. We nee to make the most of that time that we are granted , it...
    Steven49WPG Steven49WPG
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 6, 2014

    I Almost Died After Receiving A Root Canal

    I realized that life is too short when I almost died from a routine dental procedure. the day I came home after I had received a root canal the pain began to get worse. the left side of my face began to swell. by the second day my body began to reject the antibiotics that the...
    reneemk reneemk
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2012

    Too short in fact. And like a toilet-roll,

    it's thinning ever faster as the years go by. Was hoping that with a young toddler in the house, his madcap presence would rejuvenate me. But his hectic demands are escaping the toll - the brighter the star, the quicker it burns out! Listen to me, I'm sounding defeatist! It's a...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    A man hasn't been feeling well,

    so he goes to his doctor for a complete checkup. Afterward, the doctor comes out with the results. "I'm afraid I have some very bad news," the doctor says. "You're dying, and you don't have much time left." "Oh, that's terrible!" says the man. "How long have I got?" "Ten," the...
    22-25, M
    Oct 24, 2015

    Life is short. I guess I never fully understand

    that phrase until today. A close officemate of mine passed away yesterday. She went to this beach to engage in a scuba diving activity. Unfortunately, she had a heart attack while under water. It makes me sad because shes really been such a good officemate to me. She always...
    sayangeiram sayangeiram
    22-25, F
    Aug 6, 2014
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    It was 6:30 am a Sunday morning

    and I was on vacation at the coast when the phone rang. It was kind of strange receiving a call from my mom that early she knew I was on vacation. But when I heard the tone of her voice I realized that something was wrong. That phone call that everyone fears. The first thing...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    "Yudhishthira said, 'Tell me, O grandsire, by what frame of soul should one kill one's grief when one loses one's wealth, or when one's wife, or son, or sire, dies.'

    "Yudhishthira said, 'Tell me, O grandsire, by what frame of soul should one kill one's grief when one loses one's wealth, or when one's wife, or son, or sire, dies.' "Bhishma said, 'When one's wealth is lost, or one's wife or son or sire is dead, one certainly says to oneself...
    Abhih123 Abhih123
    22-25, M
    Sep 16, 2013

    the vain is a species of human

    that will die in a lie
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015

    So Live It

    to the full every day i wan't born a woman in body but am in mind have spent too long conforming to being a male so now I will be as much a woman as I can for the rest of my life and if I can change sex in that time i will life is too short not to
    christinemelody christinemelody
    56-60, T
    Jul 14, 2012

    My Life...the Readers Digest Edition Part 1

    I have loved and lost many people in my life. I have lost my grand parents, parents, my son and two of my friends. My only family is my 2 daughters and my husband. I have cared for an prayed with the people I love as I have worked to keep putting one foot in front of the other to...
    LoveHopePeace LoveHopePeace
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2012

    Mood Swings

    They are just nature... Can't be helped. Why dont people realise that? It is tough to be nice always.. Why can't people just accept the other side as well as they accept my good things... Am i just supposed to be white.. No grey shade allowed? When a wife feels bad when I tell...
    tHeSaInTnThEsiNner tHeSaInTnThEsiNner
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

    Silent Noise

    it lingers within me as a part of me, lived inside me there no way out but to take a risk to be free from this pain i would give anything to be able to live and be normal as others i would fight for the life that i want, i would not give up as the people around me do so i accept...
    aiahqoh aiahqoh
    16-17, F
    Nov 2, 2012

    Still Alive

    I've been through my share of highs and lows. Some of the lows damn near killed me, and yet I continue to survive. To many tales to tell at once, but I've learned a different way of thinking that has suited me well. There IS a right way to live what life you've been granted...
    jtsather jtsather
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2012

    Franklin Quote

    I think Ben Franklin is credited with saying "Live every day as if it were your last, for one day, you're certain to be right."
    TimeTrvler TimeTrvler
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2013

    I know a life can change in a second.

    ..and I also know life can cease in a second.I choose what makes me worth living...even if that means going against my plans.Coz plans are nothing if there is no morrow...and all I wish is to kiss you,my lotus flower.
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2014

    When you think about it,

    you'll never know when will my life end. But here I am in my room with the Internet. Not because I'm a couch potato person or something, it's just that I'm not into drinking or partying stuff. I want to go places. I want to climb mountain, sail and explore a lot of island. See...
    heyjan heyjan
    22-25, F
    Aug 21, 2015

    Why do life have to be mess up First min it's

    great Next a it terrible When everything is great It gets took away How is life going to be at the end?
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2014

    Not only short and hard the life is really hard

    and it teach you lessons you will never learn it and its will shows you the good people and the bad people and the bad people that they make them selfes good to take something from you and after it the throw you away!!!!!
    Meadowz Meadowz
    16-17, M
    Mar 25

    I Have Seen It Cut Short Too Many Times

    In the past few years I have seen much too much death. I saw several people die during my time as a soldier, and even when they were enemies...I never grew accustomed to the waste of human life. Then I lost my parents, which was a personal tragedy in my life. I miss them more...
    YaelWiseGirl YaelWiseGirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2012

    If you're ever feeling extremely low,

    or just a bit sad then feel free to share your feelings with our community: http://live-another-day.boards.net/
    driftingalone driftingalone
    16-17, F
    Feb 2

    Life comes only once.

    What I believe is everything happens for a reason. in most cases, people become sad and they hurt themselves for a girl or a boy. Nobody knows how long they are gonna live. So people in this world must enjoy each and every moment. For example; If you have a breakup , move on...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 22, 2015

    its been a bad 2 weeks

    for 60 something singer song writers
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 18

    I'm single again.....

    yay! I truly am sorry but I have a life still.
    HANNAH2314 HANNAH2314
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 22

    The other day, one of my mom's co-worker

    collapsed during work, got rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with blood cancer, I can't remember the name I think it was lymphoma, something like that. The doctor said he had about a month to live. And he's only in his 30s. I feel sorry for him, mom said he looked...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 10, 2015

    Why can't we do something else in life?

    I don't know how to ask I'm a eccentric person. Hmmm maybe what does college teach us? I want to go to college but why can't we do something else too? Like multi task. Besides work and school. Deep thoughts.
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2014
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 13, 2015

    It can end just like that; no warning

    or justification! I just can't move on!
    Fishfugazi Fishfugazi
    46-50, M
    Nov 29, 2015

    Life is a beautiful experience,

    at times you spend it wishing away life, and once you are at the moment you had wished for you realise that it's so short and precious <3 x
    spiritorchid9 spiritorchid9
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2014

    I pretend I'm ready and ok with the future

    and changes that will be accruing in my life. But to be honest I'm still that 10 year old girl, wide eyed and innocent screaming for someone to save me from my future that I am not and may never be ready for. I AM AFRAID. But I can't tell my parents... I don't want to...
    skyebrookson skyebrookson
    16-17, F
    May 12, 2015

    "Yudhishthira Said, 'Time, Which Is Destructive Of Every Created Thing, Is Passing On. Tell Me, O Grandsire, What Is That Good Thing Which Should Be Sought.'

    SECTION CLXXV , Santi Parva , Mahabharata "Yudhishthira said, 'Time, which is destructive of every created thing, is passing on.  Tell me, O grandsire, what is that good thing which should be sought.' "Bhishma said, 'In this connection, O king, is cited the old narrative of...
    Abhih123 Abhih123
    22-25, M
    May 2, 2013

    Near Death Experience

    You know ive been depressed since i was fourteen.Ive tried suicide many times and i still think about death.But two different incidents have made me look a little bit different at my life. The first was a suicide attempt.I took about twelve sleeping pills two months ago. I sold...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 24, 2012

    I'm a girl who doesn't know how to control my

    emotions well, especially negative emotions. I hold on to things and then all the negativities explode on people around me, people I love and therefore I harm them directly but indirectly at the same time, because sometimes they have no clue why I'm mad. I was bullied for...
    dianashih1223 dianashih1223
    22-25, F
    Aug 7, 2014

    Read a beautiful story today about a women aged

    39 who was born deaf and has been all her life until she was given implants to allow her to hear. For the first time in her life she was able to hear sounds. The first thing she heard was the nurse talking to her and she was over whelmed with happiness, you could see the joy on...
    Ashbash18 Ashbash18
    18-21, M
    Mar 28, 2014
    bhtobb bhtobb
    56-60, M
    Apr 2

    Life is so short. Time is

    so limited. That's what makes it so valuable. Time is life. It's worth more than gold...or oil. Unlimited demand. Only one single nonrenewable supply. The question on everyone's minds, though, is what to do with it, assuming, that is, that what we deliberately CHOOSE to do...
    shannonymous shannonymous
    18-21, F
    Mar 9, 2015

    And not only is life short,

    but me myself and I am also short, so now what?
    mafuccin mafuccin
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    Just a few days ago mom told me about her ill

    co-worker. He collapsed during work and was rushed to the hospital, he already knew he was suffering from HIV because he did a medical check up a few months ago. What surprised him that day was that the doctor informed him he had about a month more to live. It was heart breaking...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 14, 2015
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2015

    Happy Birthday Mom

    When I was 8 my mom got hurt at work. She fell off a ladder and dislocated two disks in her back and neck. She had the one in her neck removed and they knicked a nerve, giving her "spazms", that would make her heart almost stop everytime they happened. Well, she started going to...
    jennylove329 jennylove329
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2012

    The Truth

    The last breadth is the toughest one to take. And I am moving towards it.. Faster than i thought. It is also an opportunity. To remember your contribution to the society. Not everyone can be a Rushdie. But maybe i will reach someone..
    tHeSaInTnThEsiNner tHeSaInTnThEsiNner
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 17, 2012

    And yet within our time we live

    so many lives. Looking for something yesterday, my hand found a small container in one of my storage boxes. Pulling it out, and setting my eyes on the label, my blood turned cold. My pregnancy vitamins. I had to sit down. Never in my life was a more disastrous outcome...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    Now I am old ghosts of grandmothers appear in

    glass mirrors. Glimpses of sagging contours, furrows and folds evoke - Scottish grandma? Sun-spots and blots, glances from bony eye caverns awake - Welsh-wed Llannie? Legacies of form and feet invoke memories of when I was young. Then grandmothers seemed of awesome age but...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 29, 2015

    *Deeeeeeep Siiiiigh* What

    if I could raise my IQ to 164? What if I'm actually an Alien from another planet? What if camping is fun? What if we all die and nothing happens? What if Nirvana does exist? Why did Kurt Cobain commit suicide? What is a giraffe? Who is Elvis? ...Lady Gaga? Why...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx
    18-21, F
    Aug 27, 2014
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