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Live every single day to the max!

“Life is life


Life is life
When we all feel the power
Life is life
Come on stand up and dance
Life is life…”

(Recorded by Opus in 1984)

Makes you want to stand up and dance, doesn’t it? Celine Dion provides the plain and simple reasons for that, because: “There’s so much life I’ve left to live and this fire is burning still” (I Surrender – 2002), thus “I feel that I’m alive! (I’m Alive – 2002)”

The most chanted of all besides LOVE

Countless songs have been written about LIFE over the centuries. So were many emotions, meanings, reasons, motives expressed and questions asked about the very essence of life itself. Every single one of our senses is involved in the work of poets, philosophers and painters, depicting life and love. Yet, if we think about it, life is love and love is life.

What is it really all about, then?

The question now is: What is LIFE and what is it worth these days? How much do you think YOUR life is worth really? The most primitive instinct of all living entities on earth is to survive. Thinking of the many precious lives lost to suicide, murder, accidents, illness, etc. the past few months in the news headlines, one can’t help but come to a standstill and reflect on it for a change.

Nickelback asked (If Today Was Your Last Day – 2010):

“If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?”
If today was your last day…”

“Listen To Your Heart” (Roxette 2003)

We can find so many truths, lessons and values in the songs passing us by, many times unnoticed in the rush of the day. Isn’t it time we start living in gratitude as if today was our last day and make every second count? Shouldn’t we value every other life form on our beautiful planet just as much as we should value our own life? After all, as we learn from Nickelback: “Each day’s a gift and not a given right”.



Author: Maritha Koortzen

The author writes to newspapers mainly on Health and Social Issues. She also talks at Ladies Events about Health and Wellness. Feel free to contact her for any free lance writing.