LIFE IS TOO SHORT

No Time to Waste — Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion. (Thanks for suggesting this prompt, theempathyqueen!)


Life is too short to drink bad coffee. Or eat lima beans, or work at a job you hate.

Mr. Coffee brewing

It’s too short read dull books or watch bad movies. Far too short to spend with boring, stupid people.

Really, life is too damned short. Even if you live a long time.

I know this because for a lot of people I used to know and some of whom I loved, it has already ended. None of them has come back to romantically haunt me (Hollywood notwithstanding), so I’m guessing the end is final. No reruns.

Tombstones

Make the best of today. It’s what you’ve got.

(Haven’t I said this before? I’m pretty sure I did.)

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all of us!

19 thoughts on “LIFE IS TOO SHORT”

  1. Agree, but just keep saying it. I notice becoming a golden oldie is the problem that some do not become a golden oldie and the names in the obit in the newspaper become far too familiar. so let’s enjoy it while we can and annoy all the other bloggers, and wordpress. We will leave our mark on the blogging world (won’t we?).

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    1. I do believe we already have left our mark — and I hope no one has come by to clean it up. I notice my Big Following seems to consist mostly of people our age. We understand each other and laugh at the same jokes.

      ONE of them has a Pulitzer with your name on it 🙂 I’m sure of it, really. Can I come to your ceremony?

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      1. Of course your place is reserved, but not that we have a golden oldie fight about who should really have got it. Perhaps they could do double winners. Those Pulitzer prizes are heavy when someone hits you on the head with it. Can we book Garry for a TV interview?

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        1. Garry will be more than happy to do the interview and he will make sure we get shot from our best sides … and he always knows what that is. Maybe he can bring along one of his awards and we can use it to fend off our screaming clawing desperate fans who feel the prize should be theirs. But WE know we are better and deserve it. Of COURSE we do!

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  2. I’m especially fond of the life is too short to drink bad coffee remark. Amen! It’s one of the very few areas in my life where I splurge to have the “best”. I 💜 Coffee!

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    1. I think the problem is that life is just too short.

      I don’t know who said “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans,” or my mother’s favorite, “Man plans, God laughs,” but they all point out that you really don’t have much to say about what life does to you. The only things over which any of us have real control are small things. The coffee we drink, the books we read. The people we hang with. The big stuff? It just happens. So drink good coffee and sip fine wine. We only pass this way once and we might as well enjoy it.

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    1. Yup. Worth repeating, worth remembering. We don’t get a lot of real choice in life. Most stuff just happens, but we can control the little things, the coffee, the wine, the books, who we hang with. And it makes a difference in the quality of the life we lead.

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    1. I think it’s kind of self-evident. We can’t control life, but we can control little stuff. The coffee and wine, the friends we hang with. Lets enjoy that stuff and not go balls to the wall trying to face down fate. Seems sensible, does it not?

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  3. love this and am with you on it all and especially the coffee. Mu uncle lived to 107, was sick for 4 days before he died. He wasn’t ready to go- or let go-for him life was still too short.

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    1. My first mother in law died last January at 108. She was active and interested in life right up to the end. I’m pretty sure life is never long enough for people who love living. But some people really don’t know how to have a good time. Maybe for them, it’s too long.

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  4. Great posting! Life is too short not to laugh and have fun. To tell the ones you love, “I love you”. Not only to say it but show it. Life is too short not to have fun – don’t be serious all of the time. XOXO – Bacon

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