Email of the Week- Seize the Moment

Whether your list is 1 item long or 1000 items long, the underlying theme to any number of goals is seizing the moment; living a life that reflects who we are and what we desire. The risk that if we don’t, we may find one day that it’s hard to smile.

The difference I believe between someone who lives like this and someone who doesn’t comes down to one simple thing; choice.

Keeping this in mind, I wanted to share with you an email I received today from a girl shows us all that it’s never too late to make this choice, even if it takes incredible sadness to do so. Every event in life offers us a hidden opportunity to grow and it takes strength to act on this.

Thanks for sharing Shannon; you’re inspirational.

“Hi Seb, 

My friend lent me your book a few days ago and I have just this second finished it. 

I’ve had a bucket list for a few years  now and I had crossed a few things off before life and reality got in the way. I have always believed in having no regrets in life, however, I realised a few weeks ago that I didn’t really live by it. 

My Dad died suddenly on the 28th of December 2013. We hadn’t seen each other for a long time and did not have a very good relationship in the past 15 years. I always thought there would be time to fix things and regrettably I never made the effort to get back in contact. 

Losing my Dad and reading your book have made me realise that lately I’ve been walking through life on auto pilot. I’ve started my own list of 100 things and have already ticked one off – Conquer my fear of chickens. I’ve added a photo below. My step father is there for moral support :)  

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Even though this has been a horrible month I can see a light at the end of this tunnel. Even though life sometimes doesn’t go the way we plan, we have to keep going. We have to appreciate the little moments and love with all our hearts the people who love and care for us. If I had one more minute with my Dad I’d tell him that I love him. So now I always say it to my family and friends because it might be your last chance to say it and for them to hear it. 

Life is fragile and there are no guarantees. While I cannot change the regrets I already have, I’m determined not to add anymore to my list.  

So to finish, thank you. Your story has been a shinning light in what has been my darkest days. 

Best of luck and congratulations. You are an amazing person Sebastian Terry.

Cheers, 

Shannon”

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