Just Live

just liveHow many of us humans wake up every day thanking the heavens for having granted us just one more blessed day? Whether or not the day turns out to be a good, great or even a shitty one, and having not judged the day before based on what is soon to come. How many of us truly awaken with an inner understanding that everyday is a gift, and that tomorrow is not nor will ever be promised to any of us…

Well…My wife and I do.

In the 31 years I have spent on this earth, I have gleaned that no matter the struggles, the pains, and the amount of times we feel “broken” in this life, we are not here to simply get by in life, we are not here to go through the motions.

We are here to JUST LIVE!

Living is not:

  • Working day in and day out while hating what you do; this is not the answer.
  • Fighting endlessly with business associates about protocol and logistics; this is not the path meant for anyone.
  • Working a job stressed to the bone; this is the furthest thing from inevitable.
  • Arguing intensively with those you love for the sake of arguing; this is not our purpose.

You see friends, we are here for higher more valuable dedicated reasons. Reasons you cannot shake a measly paycheck or a wad of hard earned cash at. We are here to thrive, to find a true and powerful inner and outer purpose.

That purpose is to stabilize yourself and then find ways to help as many people in the story of your life that you possibly can.


About the Author

Kevin Hines Kevin Hines is a speaker, author and advocate for mental and behavioral health. He is one of 33 Golden Gate Bridge jump survivors. He is the sole survivor actively spreading the message of living mentally well and the prevention of suicide. Kevin has spoken to over three hundred thousand people about his firsthand experience with suicidal thoughts and his eventual attempted suicide. Kevin has been featured in the critically acclaimed film “The Bridge,” by innovative film maker Eric Steel, on Larry King Live with Mr. King, 20/20, Anderson Cooper 360 with Sanjay Gupta, Good Morning America with Charlie Rose, and Irelands famed Tonight with Vincent Brown. He has also written several articles about the prevention of suicide and mental health in America and recently published the memoir Cracked…Not Broken, Surviving & Thriving After a Suicide Attempt.

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