Never Take for Granted

Don't Burn Out Yet

This past weekend was a little rough for myself and a few other people. We lost a true friend to a long time battle with brain cancer. A positive fire was extinguished last Thursday afternoon and the aftermath hasn’t been the easiest to deal with. Today, I don’t want to reflect on the pain of losing a friend, but embracing life to the fullest they way he would have wanted it. Live like you were dying as a way of looking at it.

In life, we only have one shot at living the best way we can. Bad things will happen, good things will happen, etc. You will experience extreme heartbreak to extreme joy. The trick is not letting the heartbreak drag you under into the depths of despair. Allow the beauty of life to take over you and lift you high above to the world.

Things can always be worse is the saying, and sadly that is true. Though on the flip side, things can always be better. Instead of focusing on what can make it worse, think of what could be better and work towards it. Don’t waste your life sad, depressed, and upset with what you don’t have and the troubles you have. Just stand up, breathe, and take on the world in the positive light.

Your worst enemy is yourself and no one else. Time to stand up and face your enemy in the mirror, tell them you are no longer going to dwell on the pain, but instead you are going to stand up and live the life you were meant to lead. This weekend showed me that. Our time is so short on this realm and we can’t just sit around waiting for the end to come anymore. We need to live this life to the fullest and take those risk, chances, etc.

Today, I want you all to stop being down. Try reaching out to an old friend just to say, hi and I miss you. Try reconnecting with friends before it becomes two years since you last saw them and then they are gone. Don’t let pity differences hold you back, reach out and tell em you care even if they don’t care back. Just let them know that no matter what you are there. Believe me in time you will want to have that friendship back. Life is too short to stay mad.

With that, I wish my friend a great trip to where he is going and know that he is truly missed. The suffering is over now and now he can finally be at peace. To the friend who was like the only one who would read these and always have something to say about them, even if I didn’t want to hear it. To the one who wrote Bostilliawuky with me one new years. And to the friend who always supported me and my crazy ideas.  You were an amazing friend and I will see you soon, just not to soon.

Never taking this life for granted is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own.


About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

5 Responses to Never Take for Granted

  1. Rayna E. Albury says:


  2. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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