Life is full of moments that we cherish forever.
The days, we might as well forget.
Cesare Pavese is credited with the quote, and it always meant the world to me. My mother had her own version, … “it is not the number of breaths you take son, it is the number of times your breath is taken away”. Both these quotes resonated with me because they remind me that life is not about how many days we have lived but about how many moments we have experienced.
When I think back on my life, I don’t remember every day that I have lived. Instead, I remember the grand moments that have taken my breath away. Moments like my wedding day(s) or the birth of my children are what I will always cherish and hold dear to my heart. Likewise, tournament victories, adventures with a purpose, and certain parties that never ended. I would add exploring very many corners of this world.
From my ridiculous to anorther’s sublime, the Gladiator Maximus Decimus Meridius said “what we do in life echoes in eternity.” Literally, our actions have a lasting impact on the world around us. The things we do in life can inspire others and leave a lasting legacy.
So if you’re feeling down or lost in life, it’s not about how many days you have lived, but about how many moments you experience.