What does it mean to live life?
To walk on the beach and feel the water caress your feet; being aware of every grain of sand that gets caught between your toes.
To feel the sun shining on your face; it’s warmth like a healing balm that keeps the cold away.
To hear the chirping of birds outside your window; discerning each and every distinct call they make.
To walk down the street with your head up; making eye contact with each stranger and offering the gift of a smile.
To be ruffled by the blustery wind, pulling your coat tighter around your neck and bracing yourself for the next gust.
To smell sizzling sausages and onions from the hot dog van and have a myriad of childhood memories flood your mind.
To feel pain and cry.
To experience the experience yourself and not through someone else’s eye.
To have an opinion and be able to articulate it.
To be in the moment and not just a passer-by.
To keep learning new things.
To notice others around you.
To appreciate the people in your life and their contribution to shaping you.
To develop friendships with strangers even when you share different values.
To discover spiritual insights.
To take risks and step out of your comfort zone.
To ask the questions no one asks.
To fail and get up again.
To listen more.
To have the courage to stand up for yourself.
To educate yourself.
To love yourself.