Alright, normally I'm a pretty optimistic guy and I use my website, blog, and newsletter to share optimistic ideas. Sometimes, in thinking about how good things can be, one has to think about the inevitable, like death and dying.
Websurfing at the firehouse where I volunteer, I stumbled across an interesting website another volunteer had visited earlier. DEATHCLOCK is a rather pessimistic site where you can go, enter your age, your birthday, your Body Mass Index, and whether or not you're a smoker, then be shown a projected "death date" and count-down clock showing how many seconds you have left to live.
Of course, it's just a guess based on a few factors. And it obviously can't include things like chance, freak accidents, etc., but it gets you thinking.
Life is fragile, every second a gift.
You can take advantage of every moment you're given to make your life as bold and brilliant as you want it to be... or you can waste it.
What's your decision?
What are you going to do right now to live your life to the fullest?