Life Is a Gift: How My Near-Death Experience Taught Me How to Live by Marc Gabriel Amigone

5 years ago

Life Is a Gift: How My Near-Death Experience Taught Me How to Live

Life is a gift. Never take a single second for granted. We all think we believe in aphorisms like these, but it took falling 10 feet in a climbing accident and breaking my neck for me to finally wake up and truly believe them. Every day since then, every time I move my fingers and toes, move, dance, shake, hug, cry, laugh and breathe, I become increasingly grateful to be alive.

Coming close to losing something makes you realize just how valuable it is. Impermanence makes life precious. Living for the moment makes life joyful. Being is an active process. Time is our most precious resource. Never waste opportunities to express how you feel. Don’t assume that person/job/experience will be there tomorrow. Live for today.

And the most important thing to realize: you don’t have to undergo a traumatizing experience to arrive at this conclusion! Now is your chance! Breathe deeply and say a prayer of gratitude (to the universe or your conception of god, whatever works for you), and I promise, your life will be improved by keeping the realization of how incredibly lucky you are in your immediate consciousness. 

Life is a gift. Never waste a single second.

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Ann Marie Patitucci
Marc Gabriel Amigone : This is absolutely beautiful. What a fantastic perspective. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I'm so glad you are okay and that you're with us here at #30Seconds. Welcome to our community of writers.
I agree! Each day is a blessing and should never be taken for granted! Marc, thank you for sharing a piece of your story and reminding us to live for today!
Sarah Dinolfo
So beautiful. Thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom ❤️
Elisa Schmitz
OMG! I have goosebumps reading this. What an incredible story, Marc Gabriel Amigone . Live for today. So much truth here. Thank you for these powerful words, and for sharing with us. So glad you are OK. Thank you for this important reminder to live life every day. Can't wait to read more from you, welcome!
Oh wow, I have chills. Thanks for this. 🥰

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