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We do not receive a life that is short

We do not receive a life that is short, but rather we make it so

Seneca

We make life short by being bored with the present and looking to future pleasures,

Wishing we could leap over the days that stand in between

2500 years ago this may have been the gladiator games, today football

Nothing has really changed.

We give our time freely to others, without taking time out for ourselves

And find that those days we couldn’t wait to arrive are gone faster than they came

And we lose days thinking to the pleasures of the night, and we lose the night dreading the day.

Over time when we look back, we realise that we have freely thrown the time given to us away and spent only little of it living or on ourselves.

Life is not short, our actions make it so.

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Cheesecake is Life

Cheesecake is life
Every day a bite
Delicious or sickly
I could eat this all night

Every bite a day
Sometimes it’s just scrumptious
Sometimes it’s a bit tangy
Sometimes its riche
And sometimes its sickly

Yet tangy or sickly
Scrumptious or rich
Its cheesecake
Regardless its delicious

Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew
Sometimes you barely take a bite and let it go to waist
Sometimes you just have the amount that would satisfy goldilocks
Just right

Cheesecake is life
Every day a bite
Delicious or sickly
I could eat this all night

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too
But cheesecake is beautiful
And I’m taking a bite

Once my spoon comes dry
I will not cry
Because I had my cake
And I ate it too
Cheesecake is beautiful
And life is too

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In Between Time

We book a holiday and all we do is look forward to it,

We imagine ourselves sat on a beach with a cocktail, or seeing a world famous site whilst we go about our boring daily lives

We get excited about going to a party or a meal with so and so and once again this consumes our mind

But the time in between planning the thing and actually doing the thing matters just as much

Yeah you may be looking forward to your holiday or whatever but are you not equally looking forward to another day.

Instead of daydreaming about what you could be doing in 2 weeks time you could be enjoying the taste of your food or the sites around you

The things we do in between are the important stuff because they take up the majority of our lives and to be honest they’re pretty amazing if you learn to appreciate them

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Caged Bird

Fall or fly
You gotta take the leap
Or you’ll die

You can’t remain in the cage
You’ll die of old age before you even come of age
This is the stage of life where you need to break down the cage
Otherwise you’ll become agitated, angry filled with rage and regret
You’ll never be able to forget the time when you could of taken the leap
But instead you took a peep over the edge and backed back into the cage

Fall or fly
You gotta take the leap
Or you’ll die

Don’t be too blind to see
Your limits are in the mind
The cage is imaginary
You can be free

You just have to risk the fall
So you can fly

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Walk on road, hm?

Walk on road, hm?

Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later…get squish just like grape.

Mr Miyagi

Or as Yoda says, Do or do not there is no try

It doesn’t matter what we do in life, we just need to commit to it

I’ll try, or I’ll guess I’ll give it ago, yeah maybe… whatever it is that your not fully committed to isn’t worth attempting as it’s just a waste of precious time

I’ll try and quit smoking, I’ll give that diet ago,

You already know after a couple of meals your not going to stick at it

This is true for everything in life, left or right, just make a decision and get out of the road