Fill Years With Life

Fill years with life, not life with years!

Once upon a time lived an old fisherman. He lived alone in an old and dilapidated house. He cleaned the house and kept it in solid shape by itself, despite his age.Β He spent the entire life of the living in the same way : catch fish, sell fish,Β  clean the house and again.Just like in the circle .

But, his legs became heavy ,weakened his eyesight. He could no longer tossed his nets .

He felt that he is closer to the last days.

One day after awakening ,he felt pain in the body and he could not get out of bed. Tears were streaming down his cheeks . In despair, he decidedΒ that he will not spend the last days in the house.

He decided to spend just one day on the way he want. His last day.

That idea gave him the strength to stand up, to jump to his feet and ran to the city.He had several traders who owed him the money, and he went to collect it. With that money he bought a couple of bottles of good wine, food and repaired his boat.

He sailed on his last trip !

Far, far, in the open sea,fishermen found the old man with a smile on his lips .On the old boat, he was engraved the lesson he learned from his life :

Fill years with life, not life with years.

Sometimes we must spend our whole life to learn something. But with an open mind we are on the speed track towards enlightenment .

You know, we will come at the end of our life, one day. We will ask ourselves :

Have I used all the opportunities ?
– What am I leaving behind?
– What I remember ?

It would be great to answer on all questions with smile. Because that will be a sing that your life made sense.

Someone once said :“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

How often you are doing things for yourself !? Life is magical circle. Indeed life is Copy/Paste. If I want to show you your next day, I’ll look for your today’s schedule. Rising-Dressing-Working-Resting,Β  and again Rising-Dressing-Working-Resting and again.

To have fantastic memories, you must do something fantastic, something different. It’s very sad if you can put your whole year in a single sentence .You are born to be great.

Live now my friend, create memories .Don’t regret one day,breath now, act now because You Can Do It !!!


Once in a time, I have discovered that we are, humans,we are walking universe. That we create our own destiny. After that, nothing was the same !


  1. This is so true, Ben! I know many people, who have forgotten that… Which is sad. Thank you for this post πŸ™‚ It reminds, how important is to have life!


    • Hello,

      that is sad I agree with you. I know also a lot of people which are forgot to live.And I wonder, what is our purpose if we are not live !? We are like machines then, with mechanical heart and head .Like robots ,but we are not machines ,we are humans, and we must live on the way we want.

      Thank you so much for your comment


  2. Good observation that it is not the quantity of breaths but the moments that take our breath away. It is not an objective number we cannot experience, but the experience of each breath.
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    • Hello Frank,

      you are so right. Each breath is important and we need to do our best to do as much breathing which we will remember.

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment


    • Hello Christy,

      the biggest reward to me, as a blogger is when I transfer the message in the right way πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much


  3. Ben, nice story with a beautiful lesson. You do pretty well with your English and telling this came out understandable.
    One good thing you may not know is fishermen toss out their “nets.” Or use fishing rods. 🎣 😊


    • Hello Robin,

      I am so glad that you like it.

      Sometimes I can not express myself on the right way on English .I wrote in one post that is my biggest fear in blogging.Thank you so much on your suggestion. I corrected the detected error.Be free Be free to always point to an error.

      Thank you so much for your comment and for your time πŸ™‚

      God bless you


    • Hello Moushmi,

      I am happy when I transfer my message on the right way πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your kind words


    • Hi Subbashini,

      thank you so much. If your one year of life can fit into one sentence, that means that you did not do anything special in that period πŸ™‚
      We are born for great things, not to be nameless πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your comment


  4. Dear Ben, you have been nominated for blogger recognition award ;)))🌱🌱 Have a great weekend


    • Hello,

      thank you so much for your nomination .That is so kind of you .Please, provide me the link πŸ™‚ Thank you


  5. each post you add dear Ben, is like adding a new flower to your guarding… to your beautiful blog, and thank you for sharing with us.


    • Hello my dear friend,

      I hope you are fine. I am truly happy when I see your comment on my blog. Because each comment is so supportable , and full of love and positive vibes.

      Thank you so much for everything


  6. YESSSSSS BEN!!! YESSS! (Yelling with excitement. You got me excited). You are right! “Sometimes we must spend our whole life to learn something.” It was sad, though, to read when the fisherman could not do the things that he needed. Great post! and great story! Great lesson of the day! BEN!


    • Hello Guenael,

      wow,what a wonderful comment my friend.Thank you so much πŸ™‚
      You know, I believe that we should learn on we need to learn from others’ mistakes,from stories,from quotes .It is little harder because the mistake is the best teacher but it is faster on that way.

      I believe that man begins to live really that moment when he is faced with a loss.
      When we are ready to lose everything, just then we get everything πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your beautiful and exciting comment !


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