“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
I got so busy with planning, organizing and stressing about it, that I forgot to enjoy the process. When Alex’s father passed away, I couldn’t stop thinking about life. How short and impermanent it is. And we forget to enjoy every moment. We stress about where we want to be, who we want to become and what we want to have, that life runs through our fingers and when we wake up, it’s late. Life is all about memories. Now, when I start stressing about something, I ask myself: “Am I going to think about it when I am dying?” And 100% of the time the answer is NO! I will not think about work deadlines and power games. In the last seconds, before I die, I will think about my family and the love I felt towards those who matter. SO as much somber as it may seem, it’s an exercise that helps me to keep perspective.