“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
We all face the same final experience in life, the end of the play, no encore, just the drop of the curtain to mark the end of the performance.
How we live our lives and decide on what to do with the valuable time we have been given is down to us as individuals. Our paths lead to the same place, and for some, that path is cut too short. Whether our journey stops today, tomorrow, or in the next 50 years, we must face the same final outcome.
With all that is wrong with the world currently, it all stems from the negativity of a select few. So live your life to the full, try new things, break the mould, smile and be happy. Want to run a marathon? Just do it. Want to skydive? What are you waiting for?
We all want to be happy, and those of us fortunate enough to be in good health and able bodied should also remember, that there are others less fortunate that also wish to be happy, so help them live their life too.
Do the right thing in life, be kind, compassionate, and thoughtful. Life is an experience, and one that should be shared.
As each second ticks by, just remember how valuable your life is, and how powerful your actions can be.
There is great beauty in reading while flying; losing yourself in a strange world of wonders and mystery, and when you look out the window, finding yourself still high up in the clouds.
“The mystery of the universe is not time but size.  You see? Size defeats us. For the fish, the lake in which he lives is the universe. What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness? Where huge bipeds with no gills stuff it into a suffocating box and cover it with wet weeds to die?”