Life is the greatest gift of all. It is not a gift that can be wrapped in a box with a pretty bow or handed out at Christmas and birthdays. This gift can only be given through the companionship of friends, the small moments of solitude we all treasure, the bouts of success, the time spent with family, and the achievements we reach.
Life is a gift that is too precious to waste. Do not mope about for the hand you have been dealt. Improve yourself and become who you want to be. If you want to be a writer, then write. If you want to be an artist, then paint. If you want to be a singer, then sing. If you want to fit into that size six, then diet and exercise. If you want your children to have a better life than you, then love them the best you can. If you want to live, then live.
Take every opportunity and challenge life gives. Do not throw away any chances because you could come to regret it. Even if I am young, I can say that this is very true. Reach for the stars and chase your dreams. I do not want to sound like a greeting card or the relative that gives corny words of advice. I am merely stating my philosophy and what I have come to understand through my short life. Live as if everyday is your last and be the best you can be.