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Due to fellow blogger, Christine and her post “Six Clips that Will Inspire You to Create a Bucket List,” on her wonderful blog Project Light to Life, which I’d highly recommend, I watched this tear-jerker, but inspiring short documentary My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech. You can also watch it here:

As I said, it’s a tear-jerker, so you can bet I had tears throughout this one and I don’t want to spoil the emotional weight of it, so I’ll leave it at that.

However, the quote used as the title of this post comes from Zach and I think it’s great. Young people do indeed think they are invincible in many respects, as I can also attest to that and as such, we don’t expect to die young. Therefore, many of us, again, myself included, often allow things like procrastination, fear and so forth hold us back from “living.”

What would happen if you were then only given a few months to live? I suppose it’s not a given that you’d start trying to live life to the fullest, as Zach did, but I would imagine that would be the thought process. Well, as he said, why can’t we start living now without knowing our expiration date?

Christine’s blog, as well as this video has certainly inspired me to work with a bucket list. I’m not entirely sure how to proceed or what to put on a bucket list, but I love the idea in general of living life to make others happy, which in turns, makes yourself happy.

Zach

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

    • Of course! 🙂 And agreed! I would love to see a follow-up, if there isn’t already one, just to see how is wonderful family, friends and girlfriend are doing since he died. 😦

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