I am not here to just put my toes in the water.
I am here to cannonball off a spring-board,
fully plunging into the deep end.
I am not here to simply smell the flowers.
I am here to roll through the meadow,
to give in to careless abandon,
and to saturate myself in their fragrance.
I am not here to be a guest in my own life.
I am here to live purposely,
to breathe deeply the essence of this life,
because I know, all too well, that life is short.
And at the end of my journey through this lifetime,
all of the things I did,
and all of the life I inhaled,
will hopefully served to remind me,
that I lived a deliberate life and that I made a difference.