Can you remember what you wanted before you were told to grow up and fit your round peg in a square cubicle? Use these questions to trigger memories and stimulate thoughts: What did you want to be when you grew up? What have you always wanted to do that you haven’t yet done? What have you done in your life that you are really proud of? If you knew you were going to die within a year, how would you spend that year? What brings you the most fulfillment—and how is that related to money? If you didn’t have to work for a living, what would you do with your time? These are potent questions. You may have looked at some before, but without a bridge between your present reality and your aspirations.

— Vicki Robin from book “Your Money or your Life…”

Carl Sagan once said that human beings are like butterflies who flutter for a day, and think it is forever…

… Compared to the life span of the universe, our lives begin and end in a single day.

I have come to understand it this way.

The stars aren’t just balls of gas burning billions of miles away. They are also a reminder of the brief time we share on this planet.

… time and distance are the heart’s natural enemies. 

Everyone we meet, everyone we love, how we got here, what path we choose, and who we choose to remember, they are all a part of our story.

But we cannot allow the story to be written for us. Because we don’t have forever. 

Sometimes all we have is a single day.”

From Movie “The Sun is also a Star” at 1 hour 25 minute