Life is truly remarkable. The fact that we're here, alive, is an incredible and entirely random occurrence, and it's fleeting because, even though it might not feel like it, life is very short. So, we shouldn't just go through life as if it's something insignificant. Instead, we should "LIVE TO THE FULLEST" because life is incredibly valuable. You should never, ever take being alive for granted, and you should never underestimate its worth, no matter how tough things may be in your life, no matter if you're feeling down or everything seems dark. You have the most precious gift of all: life.


The other day, I was reading a blog, and a phrase from the post stuck in my mind, which surprised me greatly.

The phrase went something like this: "so that our transit through life is better".

As I continued reading, just a few seconds later, I said to myself:
-"Wait a minute, what?"

- "Transit through life? As if life is something that just "happens", like, taking away its value, right?"

Or at least, that's how I interpreted the phrase.

So, thinking a bit more about it, I realized that there are so many people who view life this way.
Who simply live and follow the path laid out for them without questioning it, not even asking themselves if they are happy.

It's those people who walk down the street with their heads down, not necessarily sad but resigned, thinking: "Well, this is my life, and even if I don't like it, I have to live it."

As if living were a punishment, right?

And I think that's a very wrong way of thinking.


Life is something marvelous. The fact that we are alive is incredible, entirely random, and fleeting. Because, let's remember, life, even though it may not seem like it, is very, very short.

So, we can't just "transit through life" as if it were something without value. We should "LIVE TO THE FULLEST", because life is the most precious thing.

We should wake up every morning and say, "WOW, I'M ALIVE, THAT'S AMAZING!"

And even though we might face setbacks or life might throw us a curveball, we should hold onto it, we should live it, with enthusiasm above all, because we only have one chance. Today will only happen once, and you must make the most of it, be aware of the luck you have to be alive.

Some people take their own lives on purpose, and at the same time, there are others who die without warning, as an illness or accident snatches away the greatest chance and blessing, which is being alive.

You should never, ever take being alive for granted. No matter how bad things are in your life, no matter if you're sad or depressed, or if everything looks dark, you have the greatest gift, which is being alive.

With this, I want to make it clear that every person is unique. You don't have to agree with my way of thinking or that of your family, partner, or friends. Your truth and your perspective are just as valid as anyone else's. But never underestimate the fact of being alive, as it is your greatest virtue and your most precious asset.

Practical Exercise

Therefore, I suggest a simple yet highly effective exercise.

Every day, you should express gratitude for being alive.

It doesn't matter how you do it. You can set an alarm to remind yourself, write it down on a piece of paper and stick it on your fridge, say it before going to bed or after waking up. The method doesn't matter; what matters is that once a day, you remind yourself that you are alive, and that is enough to keep moving forward.

As a personal anecdote, I will tell you how I did it during a period when I felt like I was just "transiting through life."

The exercise I did, which helped me regain a positive mindset, was to say to myself, "POSITIVE." (Although now we may associate the word "positive" with COVID, this was before the pandemic, so it's unrelated, haha).

In other words, whenever I felt like I was drifting through life, feeling down, tired, or lacking enthusiasm for what I was doing at that moment, I would tell myself, almost shouting within my mind, "POSITIVE."

And in this seemingly simple way, I would re-energize myself, become self-aware again, take control of my thoughts, and approach the next task with enthusiasm and determination.

After a few months, without even realizing it, I no longer needed to say that word. I naturally stopped feeling that way and became myself again. I felt fulfilled and lived life with the same enthusiasm as I had always done.