Millions of people die before they make their dreams come true.

Before they get justice.

Prove themselves.

Or even meet the love of their life.

And yet we live every day thinking that we will have that time.

We will be able to complete, finish and experience all that we came here to experience.

Unfortunately the circle is rarely complete.

Rarely full.

We rarely finish something we started.

We die in the midst of wanting more.

We die in the midst of not having.

We die in the midst of not loving.

Of not being loved.

Just writing this, I cry deep tears for all the human beings who died in the midst of going for a walk.

In the middle of the night.

At dinner.

Just before they went to college.

Just before they saw their kids graduate.

Just before they had their son. Grandson.

Just before they walked down the aisle.

Just before he said I love you.

In the midst of life.

We stop living.

And that’s why we must act now, today without even an ounce of hesitation.

The certainty of my death, grabs me more than anything else in this world. (Click to Tweet!)

Mortality inspires me to finish as many circles as possible.

Today I am going to ask you for completeness.

I know I cannot stop death coming to take us in the midst of living, but I can make sure we all feel complete every day of our lives.

Today ask yourself this question.

What do I need to do to complete today?

Is it a relationship you need to complete?

Is it a painting you have started but never finished?

Is it a job application?

Is it saying I love you to someone regardless of what the response is?

Feeling complete has nothing to do with big goals and aspiration.

It has to do with the people and things that surround you.

As humans we make the mistake of setting big goals so big that we are afraid to make them happen.

And we die feeling not good enough.

As a world of big conquests we fail to teach our humans that the steps to the top of the mountain need to be small and satisfying.

And enough.

If I had just one day, I would be staring at the people I love.

Just admiring them.

Memorizing their faces for my eternity.

I hope you do too.

With completeness,


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Christina Rasmussen is an author, speaker and social entrepreneur who believes that grief is an evolutionary experience required for launching a life of adventure and creative accomplishment.

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One Comment

  • Ruthie Lewis says:

    So beautiful!! So true!! I would only add that a life not fully lived is the biggest of all tragedies. It’s all there for the going after, the living it and giving it. It often feels like living life on the edge, but that’s where the light is. xoxoxo

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