I really have been thinking a lot about something lately, (*gasp*). It all started in the car the other night, stuck in a traffic jam in Picadilly Circus, at 11 o’clock, and we passed the Planet Hollywood restaurant. If you have ever been there before, it is an American diner chain, that is Hollywood themed, and sometimes holds and displays props from famous Hollywood movies. “Do you remember our awful trip there in America?” Dad said. Unfortunately we do. Back in 2008, on our family holiday to America, our parents booked a ‘Hollywood Experience’, which included a limo ride to the Planet Hollywood restaurant for dinner and a return ride in the limo back to the hotel. Sadly, it wasn’t that simple and we ended having to watch a movie at the cinema, something that is because the limo was around 3 hours late, and not only that, when we finally got picked up, there were two other families in the limo, who had to be dropped off at different hotels before us, and we ended up driving around for almost another 4 hours. It doesn’t seem so bad thinking about it now, but at the time I was about 8 years old and we had paid through the nose for an experience that we well… didn’t want to experience.
Although it was a long and tiring night, I can now say that I have been in a Limo, which i think is really cool, and I still have great memories from that night.
Im explaining all of this to you because my parents told me that they world never forgive or forget the evening no matter of it was nearly 7 years ago now. Apparently it was so bad, they still continue to be angry when the subject is brought up.
So blah blah blah! Why is this important? Its important because while my parents sat and dug up the bad memories of that evening, moaning and saying it was such a terrible day, I thought to myself, “Who cares?”. As in, does it really matter anymore, it was so long ago that shouldn’t we just forgive and forget, rather than still waste time thinking about. Well, I mean in the grand scheme of things. I have a personal policy, that I try to stick to and obey at all times. My policy is, ‘Forgive and forget, live each day as it comes and make the most of every second.’ Life is precious, and somewhat short, so we must not dwell on things that have happened in the past, but enjoy the present and look forward to the future.
My Dad once told me about a gentleman he used to know. He was called Arthur. Everyday, Arthur would wake up at 4:30 a.m. to get to work by 5:30. when my father asked him why he didn’t rest longer and relax more, he simply replied, “You are a long time dead!” Now, I don’t mean to scare anyone, all I want to do is to remind everyone how special you and your life is. Everyone one of us is extraordinary in our own way, and we only get one life. So don’t hang around waiting for something great to come around or happen, make it happen! You are the spark that will start the fire in your life, but you are also the cover that can put it out. Go on, Light your fire, and let it burn!
Thank you for reading, I hope I inspired you!