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Why every second of your life is amazing…

By Marcus Santer


My favourite quote this week:

“Life is not about dreading that you’re not a millionaire or a celebrity.
We’re all winners – we all beat amazing odds to even be here.

Life is a miraculous, short moment of consciousness which separates two infinities of cold empty nothingness. For billions of years you didn’t even exist.

Once you are not here, you will be forever gone.

Every second of this life is amazing, with everyone of us beating amazing odds by being here… Every single second of this life should be spent in awe of even having it.”

Serge Branstein

What can I say after that?

I don’t know about you, but I’m regularly guilty of taking my amazing life for granted.

Of focusing on what I haven’t got and feeling badly done to.

I find it helpful to be reminded of just how lucky I am to be alive, and not just being alive, but being alive and living in the west.

What do I mean?


And so on.

I guess what’s coming out of today’s post is the power of gratitude.

The ability to deliberately shift your focus from ‘Poor me’ to ‘Lucky me’.

So I invite you to join me for a few minutes and count off on your fingers 10 things you’re grateful for right now, go on, I’ll race you…

Here’s mine:

  1. Good coffee
  2. My Woffice
  3. The love of my family
  4. My health
  5. Being able to read
  6. Having a 6 month buffer in the back
  7. The Internet
  8. All the folk who’ve mentored me
  9. Being self employed
  10. I’m grateful for you reading what I write.

That’s mine, what are your 10?

Right, I’ve got to pack mine and Ollie’s bags.

We’re off Nessie hunting in Scotland next week – Wish us luck.

In the meantime…

Discover 120 tips to help you live well and age better.

Bye for now


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