Monday, 16 May 2016

QOTW #10 Like There's Only Today

Hi guys! Today's Quote Of The Week will be a little bit different, and luckily you'll have guessed what I'm talking about because of the title. If you don't, you will in a second!

One of my favourite youtubers is Grace Helbig, and on the past weeks I've found out her boyfriend is fellow youtuber Chester See (I know, I'm quite late, but I've just gotten Snapchat!) Anyway, they did a collab on Grace's channel and said he would be posting videos again after almost a year. So I thought I could drop by and check it out.

On his first video after the hiatus, he included a performance of a song of his, and I was IN TEARS after I heard it for the first time. I've had it on repeat since that day and I love it so much. I thought I could use a quote of the song for this post, but... well, I just couldn't decide which one. I kept going back and forth and changing the quote I wanted to use, but I couldn't make up my mind.

Finally, I decided to share the song as a whole. Here's the video (the song starts at 2:50), and the lyrics are below. It's called Love Like There's Only Today


What if you found out tomorrow
that you’d have to say your goodbyes 
Who would you love? What would you do? What’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

Cause lately I find myself wondering
where everyone’s rushing off to
searching for the next thing to happen
but what if life is just happening for you?

I know it’s easy to say
yesterday’s past, tomorrow’s a guess, you might as well live for today
and love 
cause there’s too much at stake
and love like there’s only today

I know there’s a dream you’ve been dreaming
where everything’s finally right
you got all that you need, with all that you want, it will just take a matter of time

but what if your dreams have been waiting
while waiting has been your excuse
cause time won’t deny you the moments
they’re just yours to lose

I know it’s easy to say
yesterday’s past, tomorrow’s a guess, you might as well smile for today
and love 
cause there’s too much at stake
and love like there’s only today

What if we lived in a world where we tried to just smile a little more everyday, what a world that would be, a world I’d like to see
So take a deep breath, put your worries aside and try to start smiling with me

and love, love, love
cause it’s all that we need.


This song just speaks to my heart. It's exactly the song I needed at this point of my life. It has such a powerful message. Let's get rid of our burdens, doubts and fears and start living and loving as if it were the last day of our lives. We don't know when that last day would be, but let's live in a way that we won't have regrets. "I wanted to write a book but I didn't, I wish I hadn't put it on hold" is not something I want to say on my last hours.

As the song says, we all have a dream. Bigger, smaller, it doesn't matter. And I don't think we'll regret having done it if we fail. We'll regret not even trying. Putting our waiting as an excuse. That's what we'll regret.

And we'll regret not giving enough love to the people who are important to us. I remember the look on my dad's face when his brother, who he hadn't talked to in years, died. It wasn't his fault that they hadn't been talking, it was his brother who decided he didn't want to have contact with him anymore, and the reason has always been nonsense to me. But this didn't matter. What mattered was that his brother had died and he hadn't seen him in ages. Although he knew he wasn't the one to blame, he still felt guilty. And I was so sorry he had to feel that way.

Love. Don't waste your time on hating others, it's only a burden. If you don't like someone, be indifferent. Love those who deserve it and simply ignore those who don't. Hatred is such a poisonous thing, and it spreads like wildfire. Don't start it. Live, love, smile. You never know how good that will be for you and those around you.

That's all I have for today. I hope you'll like the song, and I'll see you on Friday!

A big big hug,


Acqua

14 comments:

  1. This is a great video, love it xxx
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  2. Oh my goodness, that was such a good video. Thank you for sharing! (And don't worry, I actually didn't know Grace Helbig had a boyfriend till you said that...and I watch her too!) Also, I'm so sorry about your brother. What you said is true, we have to live life for today. Smile and live like it's our last.

    I just happened upon your blog and it's really good! I'm not usually one to do this but I thought I might give it a try: do you want to follow and support each other? I don't actually know that much about meeting people while blogging, even though I've been here a bit...but I think it would be cool. If you don't that's cool too. Haha.

    Let me know!

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    1. It is! Well, it was my father's brother and I didn't know him, but... still, it was hard. Exactly!
      Thank you so much! Of course I will follow your blog and support you! I've made great friends through blogging ^^ Send me an email if you want, we can collab at some point! xx

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    2. Ahh. But yeah, I can see how that would be hard. Even if their somewhat related to you, losing a relative is hard no matter what.

      And thank you so much!!! I will, that would be so fun :)

      Iris
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      ...I was going to leave it, but I hate when people do that. So I am not going to leave this uncorrected :P

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  3. This song is so lovely, thank yo for sharing it! Lovely post, it really touched me! <3

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    1. Thank you so much! I will! ^^ xx

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  4. aw, thank you for sharing this! lovely post xx

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  5. I love the lyrics for this song omg! xx
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    1. They're really great! Thanks for commenting! ^^

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  6. Thank you for posting this! X
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