Sunday, April 04, 2010

A Friendly Reminder

I lost a dear friend yesterday and he was taken far too early. Whenever this happens the rest of us often reflect on our own mortality and our own lives. On Twitter my writer friends will occasionally remind everyone else to back up their work. We do need reminders. This post is one of those other reminders that even non-writer types get when they lose someone.

Our time is limited. Most of us have no idea exactly how limited because we don't get a countdown or a prophecy. The end could be decades away or later this afternoon. So live your life as you want to. Don't put things off. If you want to leave something behind, whether it's money, a work of art, a better world or simply someone who will think you were a good person, get to work on it now.

This is your only shot.

13 comments:

t said...

So sorry about your loss. And thank you for this important reminder.

Anonymous said...

As usual Matthew you said it better than anyone I know!!! Thanks for this post - I needed it.
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Church said...

Sorry to hear, Matt.

Christie said...

Oh Matt, I'm so sorry. :(

Elke said...

Please accept my condolences, and sympathy for what must have been a draining couple of days.

Matthew Sanborn Smith said...

Thank you, everyone.

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