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Lifestyle reminder: You only live once

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” says Mae West

My sister and I were having coffee at the new SM Aura when we spotted this quote on a wall in front of us. It isn’t often I have a this coffee break with my sister because she is based in the US. The sign made me smile because it is a motto we should all live by. My sister quickly made a dash to the wall to get a photo because it made a good statement.


Living life to the fullest is something we all need to strive for. Some of my days are filled with unnecessary stress and strife if I let my focus veer on the negative instead of the positive or taking part in mean-spirited bickering or , making mountains out of mole hills. When these things happen, I let go and think of affirmations or quotes to remind me on what matters most.

We have to remember to “Laugh your heart out, dance in the rain, cherish the moment, live, laugh, love, forgive and forget. Life is too short to be living with regrets.

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. ~Wayne Dyer

Every man dies. Not every man really lives. ~Braveheart

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. ~James Dean

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, Little Foxes, 1865

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. ~Stephen Vincent Benét

Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got. ~Art Buchwald

If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance. ~Andrea Boydston

Life is always walking up to us and saying, “Come on in, the living’s fine,” and what do we do? Back off and take its picture. ~Russell Baker

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. ~Diane Ackerman

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. ~Charles Richards

Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think. ~Chinese Proverb

As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do. ~Zachary Scott

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln

I’m less interested in why we’re here. I’m wholly devoted to while we’re here. ~Erika Harris

To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions. ~William James

A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he has lost no time. ~Francis Bacon, Essays

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. ~Charles Buxton

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. ~Margaret Fuller

Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. ~John Henry Cardinal Newman

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. ~Ruth E. Renkl

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