First I was dying to finish high school and start college.
And then I was dying to finish college and start working.
And then I was dying to marry and have children.
And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school so I could return to work.
And then I was dying to retire.
And now I am dying…and suddenly I realize I forgot to live.
“We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma; and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us is to be alive.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh