what we create with the moments we already have is the life we live

words and photo by me.

to squeeze the most from life,
it must be lived.
it needs to be pursued,
and tasted,
and not just wasted away.

it’s your stories and experiences
that shape your life and form your perspective
— things not found
in the well-worn cushions of your couch.

our view of the world
and how we spend our time in it,
is formed when we’re brave enough
to confront new ideas,
when we face our fears,
when we step outside of our preconceptions,
and become acquainted with the unknown.

our sense of time stretches
when we live in the moment
and make the most of it.
conversely, our days will just pass us by,
if we do nothing but look to the future,
and never see what we have right here.

what we create
with the moments we already have
is the life we live.

it’s our actions and our reactions
that define the true expanse of our existence.

when we let go of all those silly notions
that hold us back,
we grow taller and more confident,
and we stretch upwards
to embrace the infinite potential
that awaits those courageous enough to reach.

brian thompson