Growing up adults around me would often say "life is short and then you die." No one ever mentioned the living part. I mean the truest form of living while we are here. It's amazing how God steps in, takes us by the hand and shows us exactly how to live. The statement "Life is short" has merit to it, but there is so much in between the being born and dying parts. It is the decisions we make that determines our destiny. For years I was existing. I laughed and cried, but I don't think I truly felt life. Today my decisions help me feel every single moment of life. Yes, sometimes the moments are extremely painful, but I understand the truth in "this too shall pass." I get through those moments. I get through them believing that God is holding me and guiding me out of the darkness. When I re-emerge I always feel lighter and loved even more so by The Father. Choosing bliss also means accepting the pain. No life is a fairytale, but each life can be just as magical. All that is needed is faith. The pain, hurt, fear and sense of loss is temporary. Living is eternal. Life is short, but it's also what you make it. So, choose wisely my friends.