Oh Mark Twain....

Monday, September 28, 2009



So I was out shopping with my mom today and I came across this sign with this quote by Mark Twain on it"Sing like no one's listening, love you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like its heaven on earth." For some reason, I found this quote extremely inspiring. When I sat down and thought about what it really did mean, I found that living every day as though it's your last is the most important thing to live by.

My sister, who is only 16 years old was recently diagnosed with Melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Now granted she is only 16 years old, and she was the second youngest patient the doctor had ever sent to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where my family lives. Hearing that something as so stupid as a tanning bed caused my sister to get a huge deep scar on her back and have to be out put through the most painful situation of her life, jut doesn't seem worth it to me. I am writing this post to inform those of you out there who tan obsessed, like I once was. It just isn't worth it tan to have your life be taken from the palm of your hand in the blink of an eye. I have been put through situations myself that have opened my eyes like this, but something that includes the word "cancer" is about as bad as it gets for me. Living life everyday like its your last is the most important thing I am trying to live by from this day forward.

Worrying about stupid unimportant things just isn't worth it to me anymore, since life is so precious. If the person I love doesn't love me back, I need to move forward and realize that its not meant to be and my time is worth being focused on more important things.  Worrying about things that are so not worth it, I am realizing are just not important anymore. Living each day to the fullest is more important than anything these days, because before you know, it could be taken right from under you. Also I feel like associating yourself with people who I like to call are "toxic" to you, erase them, because they only cause you to look back on your life and regret choices you made while around them. I have learned that first hand with not only friends but also with boyfriends, my most recent one to be specific. Surround yourself with positive people who not only believe in themselves but believe in YOU.

So the question I ask myself now is, do I need to focus my time on something that isn't worth my time or on something that makes my life complete and enjoyable?

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