“Happiness doesn’t come from the amount of days we live in our life, but the amount of life we live in each of our days.”

~ Grady L. Crosslin

You hear it all the time. Live life to the fullest.

But what does that really mean?

A friend of ours died this past New Year’s Eve while assisting at the scene of a car wreck on the side of the highway. He was a loving father to two young girls. He was 35 years old.

The theme at his funeral service was that he viewed life as an adventure and that he lived his life to the fullest.

And it got me thinking…what does living life to the fullest mean to me?

For our friend, it meant following his heart to change careers, so he could stop traveling and be home more with his girls. It meant building and nurturing lasting friendships. It meant putting family and relationships first. It meant being open to new discoveries, exploring the world, meeting new people, and facing fears. It meant saving his money for the things he loved most. It meant being there for those in need. It meant doing what he loved and loving what he did. And it meant having FUN along the way.

I think for me, living life to the fullest means being able to stop at a moments notice and experience the JOY that comes when playing in the snow with my boys. It’s about living with less distractions, eliminating the things that drain my energy and doing the things that awaken and nourish my soul. It’s about laughing, playing, dancing, singing, connecting and having FUN along the way.

Living life to the fullest is about remembering that THE TIME TO LIVE IS NOW, because we never know when it’s going to end.

My heart goes out to my friend’s family. My heart goes out to you.

Live your life to the fullest today – and have a whole lotta fun while doing it!

Your Personal Reflection:

What does living life to the fullest mean to you?