Be Inspired To Not Wait To Live


I could die tomorrow. I could die today. I could die in an hour. In any moment that comes could be my last. So, why am I so afraid of living? Why should I worry what others think? Why am I so afraid of the judgement? I could die in the next hour and I’m sitting here wondering what he or she is thinking of me?

No. Stop. I should be enjoying this hour as if it is my last. I should be chasing my dreams and not wondering if I can or if others will be revolted by the path of life, I didn’t choose but created.

“You don’t have to find out you’re dying, to start living.”

Zach Sobiech

Enjoy every moment. Laugh at that stupid joke. Cry during that sad movie. Talk to that beautiful person you cannot stop looking at or find so intriguing. Go into that store you’ve always been curious about. Read that book. Buy that candy. Pick some strawberries. Turn your music up in the car.

Why are you letting yourself be chained up by doubts? You’re being chained by your own mind. You are allowing doubts and anxiety hold you back when you should really just step forth and volunteer to risk your own nerves. Your heart should be racing because your excited, not because your afraid.

Go forth and have an adventure.

Block out the judgement.

Smile and do what you love.

Why should you worry what your family thinks? What your friends think? If they love you, they will accept you as you are. Why should you be what others want you to be? If it saps you of your small joys or complete happiness, what is the point? You should be taking up your own path and not the path others planned for you.

LIVE! I am begging you – please just live your life! You only have one life and I will tell you right now that you will regret not doing it more than you will regret the experience of it. Make memories and not what if’s?

If you don’t want to go to college – don’t! Get a job, quit that job, get a new job. Go to a trade-school and try a career for a few years before going to try another career. You want to spread the gospel – take your friend and travel the world while doing it. Visit another state. Film your life. Smile at a stranger.  

If you want to dye your hair blue or purple – dye it blue and purple! If you want a tattoo of either a star or a flower – get a tattoo of a star and a flower! Sing in the shower, scream if you want. Dance with your friend in the kitchen and cover yourselves in flour. Start a garden. Paint a canvas. Learn an instrument. Try a different clothes style every week.

Bring your loved one flowers when it’s not Valentines day! Kiss them when they least expect it. Make them smile! Sing together in the car! Go on unexpected midnight adventures and vacations to travel the world! Show them how much you care about them. Write a poem to that girl. Tell that boy you think he’s cute. Say hello.

Don’t wonder if someone cares. Ask them! Don’t hope someone knows you care. Show them! Tell him that you think about him. Tell your best friend how much they mean to you. Tell your parents that you appreciate them. Tell that person you want to get to know them.

If you’re in pain, you message your best friend. If you feel lonely, go out and meet someone new! Do yoga beneath the stars. Jump into that lake in your clothes or without them. Run. Go to a dance. Wear that princess gown. Cut your hair. Take on three different hobbies a week. Try something new. Go somewhere new. Make your life your own life and no one else’s.

Stop thinking too much.

The world is so beautiful. So, so very beautiful. There is art that makes us stare. There is music that makes us both want to laugh and cry. There are movies that make you feel warm inside. There are rollercoasters that make you scream. There are stormy days for you to dance in the rain. There are sunny days for you to swim in an ocean. There are hundreds of people for you to meet.

I truly am begging you. We sometimes forget – but we have one life and it belongs to us. We shouldn’t choose a path. We should create a path. Don’t wait until you’re old to travel. Don’t wait until the weekend to have fun. Don’t wait until you are alone to be yourself. Don’t wait until you find out your dying to live.

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. Excellent post and message! It is so true about the path of life. I love the advice of “we shouldn’t choose a path. We should create a path.” That’s what I’ve done. I always tell people that it doesn’t matter what path you walk in life, as long as you get to your intended destination. Nice work! 😊

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  2. J. M. Lilin says:

    I am so happy to hear that you’ve created your own path in life. It is important to become ourselves and not what we are expected to become. Thank you so much!

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  3. EXACTLY! Well said. You’re welcome! Nice job!

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  4. Bryze says:

    I am making a Youtube video similar to this topic, could I leave a link to this post on it?

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  5. J. M. Lilin says:

    That sounds lovely! Of course you can. I appreciate it and send me a link to the video if you can. 😄🌻


  6. Bryze says:

    Thank you! I will!

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  7. This. So true.

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  8. J. M. Lilin says:

    Yes, Greg! I’m so glad you agree! It makes me so sad that there are those that don’t understand they are allowed to truly live and not just follow.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. AnuRijo says:

    Beautiful message 👍🏻

    Anu@Lafemina ☺️

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  10. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much for reading! I hope you can apply it to your life. Always be yourself and find what makes you happy.

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  11. AnuRijo says:

    Yes that’s what I always wanted to..
    Hurrays for the similar thoughts
    Happy to get connected 😀👍🏻

    Liked by 1 person

  12. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful and impassioned

    Liked by 1 person

  13. ashok says:

    Absolutely. Very well and strongly put together 👏

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  14. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much, Jude! I really appreciate you taking the time to read.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you! I’m very happy you were able to read this and feel it.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. ashok says:

    My pleasure Lilin 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  17. judeitakali says:

    very much my pleasure

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Bryze says:

    Hello! I just uploaded that video I was telling you about! Here is the link!:

    Comment on it and tell me what you think!!! (I tried to channel you when writing my script for this video 😉

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  19. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I really enjoyed the lovely message and left a like. I appreciate your message and your support. Keep inspiring. You are doing a wonderful job.


  20. Inspiring! Truth itself! Thanks for sharing this!

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  21. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you! I hope many more can find this as a truth in their lives. Stay alive and keep inspiring.

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  22. It’s an awesome message. I appreciate it.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you. I’m glad you could read it.


  24. Shruba says:

    Thanks! This is so encouraging to read. Living vicariously! 💜

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  25. J. M. Lilin says:

    I’m so very happy to hear you could be encouraged. That inspires me to keep writing. Thanks so much for reading and understanding.

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  26. Terveen Gill says:

    This is a hopeful message. Why wait for a better moment or day? Live like you mean it. No glory is ever gained without taking chances. Life is a chance itself. Your positivity shines through your words. 🙂

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  27. J. M. Lilin says:

    Yes, why wait? Live every moment and be yourself. I hope that you can find your own path with these actions and feel very much alive. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

    Liked by 1 person

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