I have seen YOLO around a lot lately in blogs, newspaper articles, magazines. In case you don’t know, the acronym YOLO stands for You Only Live Once. Trouble is, it’s not just a cute phrase that people can use to be cool and hip and timely – it’s actually true. You do only live once. Some of us live a long time, like my grandmother who just turned 100, and some of us don’t, like my cousin who just died at 42. Many people die much younger than that. I just turned 40 last week and while I would like to live until I was 100 years old or more, the truth is that I don’t know if I will. I exercise, I eat right… but who knows? No one does.
So remember, you do actually only live once. Whether you believe something happens afterwards or not is a different conversation to have. I believe that our time here is, in fact, the only time we are given. So what are you going to do with the years you are given? There may not be a tomorrow or “later”; what will you do today?