As a living, breathing human being, you know life is too complex to be just a birth and death date. No, life is dynamic. It is consumed with our evolution as people as we go about the business of defining the gap between genesis and our final act. In this complexity, we learn very real lessons.
We learn the book of life reads like a war. Filled with pain and disappointment, as well as joy and pleasure, it is more than a battle. Battles are short campaigns. This life of yours is long and arcs toward an eventual victory. So, be patient with yourself.
Treat disappointment like a virus. Expel it from your body as fast possible. Treat joy with the respect it deserves. Be comfortable with ambiguity. Life isn't just moments of virtue and pain. We aren't built to survive in extended periods of fight or flight. We operate somewhere in the middle; somewhere less defined by adrenaline.
Yes, life is a beautiful march. It is a book and we the author. Filled with fascinating characters, interesting places, complex storylines, conflict and resolution, you are in control. Time is limited, so go write yourself a story worth remembering.
Thanks for entering my world,