An Aficionado of Life

What are you passionate about? What are your loves and hobbies? What in the world gets you out of bed in the morning and gives pleasant dreams at night? I’ve found that everyone falls in love. We fall in love with our hobbies or our interests or our chosen careers. Or we fall in love with negativity or alcoholism or a pessimistic attitude. I aim to be passionate about the best that life has to offer.

A secret to enjoying life thoroughly is to live in the moment without regret for yesterday or apprehension for tomorrow. Did I do the best I could with today? Did I treat others with kindness and respect? Did I have the same respect and kindness for myself? In every moment was I the best I could be?

I fell in love with book reading at the age of around 19; I’ve been flipping the pages ever since. Some of the first books I read of my own free will were the Holy Bible by an assortment of authors and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. These three works have helped lead me to the fullness of life and helped me to discover many other wonderful works of literature. I could’ve become a party animal when I was a teenager, but I decided to become a book aficionado instead.

So do what you are passionate about and fall in love daily. Make time for your interests and don’t sell yourself short or think you cannot accomplish what you’ve set out to accomplish. Let’s not waste time on negativity or the stuff in our world that threatens to harm or destroy us.

Open a book, write a blog or story, call an old friend, create something cool, fall in love with today and keep looking up. Have pleasant dreams tonight and wake up rested for tomorrow.

3 thoughts on “An Aficionado of Life

  1. Wise words indeed, I never seem to have difficulty finding things to do with my days, they go so fast now, I think the song from the musical Camelot sums up my life, “I’m busy doing nothing, nothing the whole day long”.

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