LIVE FAST DIE OLD
Our tenet is 'Life's Short...' so do more of the things that
provide the good times, maximise the time you have for personal
rather than professional demands, and above all do it now.
Take care of yourself out there, care for yourself and those
round you, understand the dangers - LIVE FAST DIE OLD.
...is a gift. We're not preaching or pontificating, and we appreciate all
faiths, but every heartbeat is a chance to enjoy life.
Every day should be a cornucopia of entertainment, albeit
in different guises. Life's far too precious to flat-line,
coast or be depressed. Fill it with pleasure, or your chosen
path. Join the theory of 'Life's short, do it now', whatever
your 'it' is, do it.
THERE'S NOT A MOMENT TO WASTE
The sensation of time passing changes as we get older. When
you're at school the lessons go on for days and the terms
go on for years, or at least it seemed that way. Can you remember,
though, that the school holidays passed quickly ? The older
you get, the quicker time passes, like a weird acceleration
of your life. If we notice this speeding up between childhood
and our 20's, it'll be scary at 50 - the days will be a blink.
Whatever age, background, persuasion...your life is yours for
maximising the good times rather than accepting a 'lot in
life'. The NOW factor is crucial, next week might not come
so best get on it and have 'the desired' this week, there's
not a moment to waste. The cruise round the world, the change
of job, the party, a new mountain bike, skate deck, Southport Weekender...
A WAY OF LIFE
Life's Short is a lifestyle, a way of life. Adopt it and chase it. Everyone around the world - seek out what you wish for. Illuminating, refreshing,
DO IT NOW
A call to arms for you to live life as you want it to be
rather than how it actually is. If you're happy that's good, if you
can improve it, then DO IT NOW.
Lifesshort, I want big experiences, I don't want to wait for them, do it now ! Happiness - elusive for some but it's attainable. Reduce your life to the absolute basics. What have you got, what haven't you got ? Who cares ? Just make the most of it. Rid yourself of the ball and chains of daily hum-drum. Break out and kick your REAL life off. Empower yourself and CHOOSE what you do. Design it and live it. Every day you can do something that has a return for you. You can, you can, you can. If I say it more, like a mantra, it must be true.
March to the beat of your own drummer, and throw yourself into life with great gusto. In this way, when it comes time for you to finish this relatively short journey from birth to death, when it comes time for you to die, you do not discover that you have not lived. (JG Hornberger)
I'm excited about the new season not nervous. I could freeze with such an opportunity but life's short so I'm all out to win. (Lewis Hamilton before the '07 season started)
Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting. (Lennon/McCartney)
Lifesshort, it can be whatever you want of it, but the choice IS yours. No one is stuck in a predicament completely. Everyone can break the mould of their structured lives. (Mookie, Lifesshort Member)
If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic. Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you. (Anon.)
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. (James Dean)
Life kicks you into the pit. You have to have the strength to climb back up onto the peaks to see how beautiful the world really is. (Reese, Lifesshort Member)
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.
Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Limits exist only in your mind.
One day you'll walk right out of this life, and then you'll wonder why you didn't try. (Paul Weller)
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
Everyone's a heavyweight until the fighting starts.
Live in a place where it's about what you feel, and not what you drive.
Don't bend your will for another man's wont. (All courtesy of Ray Heffernan, thanks Ray.)
Life's short. Anything can happen, and it usually does, so there's no point in sitting around thinking about all the 'ifs' and 'buts'. Just go out and do it. (Amy Winehouse 2006)
Make hay while the sun shines - make hay while the sun doesn't shine. (Eddie Lifesshort)
We all live in suspense from day to day, in other words, you are the hero of your own story. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. (Anon)
Remember tonight.. for it is the beginning of always. (Anon)
I can resist everything in life...except temptation (Oscar Wilde)
Wherever there's a choice, choose the yes instead of the no, the up not the down, the north instead of the south. (Laughinmonk, Lifesshort Member)
I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see. And pursuing that vision. (Howard Schultz)
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. (Mark Twain)
Life's so short & that's hard to swallow, yesterday used to be todays tomorrow. (R Gudge, SWAGGA, www.myspace.com/swaggaska)
Live, love, laugh, and be happy ! (Tara, singer-songwriter, http://www.myspace.com/taralondon)
You either choose life or choose no-life. What're you going to do today or tomorrow ? If you're free of all ball-and-chain-stuff in your mind then you're free to do anything in life. The lowest point in my life was actually the start of being in control of the future, when you're so low you can only improve...it was a gradual realisation, of course, but it's crystal clear now. (The Philipossofer, Lifesshort Member)
WHO ARE WE ?
Lifesshort is brother and sister team David Walker and Jo Walker. They have worked individually and successfully in their chosen careers for 20 years but have now joined forces, pooling talents and experience to create the unique Lifesshort brand.
David Walker, 48.
"I've worked for 20 years in the gift and card industry. The Lifesshort brand is new, vibrant, energetic and offers the market something different. Our characters are fun-filled and have big smiles, good times, and happiness all over them. Love and sentiment sells product. Lifesshort is sentiment with a slightly different edge."
I've had wild times, family times, bad times...but life's short, I want more of all of it, and to spread the word, you can do what you want to do.
Jo Walker, 45.
"I'm an artist and proud to have designed all the Lifesshort characters. I've been painting all my life, murals for bedrooms, dining rooms, restaurants; canvasses for homes, hotels, offices. I now want our Lifesshort characters to illustrate that LIFE IS FOR LIVING! Strive for the life you want instead of the life you have.
Like David, I've had wild times, family times, bad times (most of them with him!!)...but life's short, I want more! Keep smiling, go forth and have fun!"