I am going through my journals from 2004 mapping my Europe trip for a little project and out fell this card that I picked up in Tours, France. It seems appropriate to remember these things at the New Year. (it was in french and following is an english translation) There is something poetic about the french.
La vie est une chance, saisis-la.
La vie est beaute, admire-la.
La vie est beatitude, savoure-la.
La vie est un reve, fais-en une realite.
La vie est un defi, fais-lui face.
La vie est un devoir, accomplis-le.
La vie est un jeu, joue-le.
La vie est precieuse, prends-en soin.
La vie est une richesse, conserve-la.
La vie est amour, jouis-en.
La vie est un mystere, perce-le.
La vie est promesse, remplis-la.
La vie est tristesse, surmonte-la.
La vie est un hymne, chante-le.
La vie est une aventure, ose-la.
La vie est un combat, accepte-le.
La vie est un bonheur, merite-le.
La vie est la vie, defends-la.
Life is an opportunity, grab it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is blissful, savor it.
Life is a dream, make it a reality.
Life is a challenge, meet it head-on.
Life is an obligation, fulfill it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is precious, take care of it.
Life is rich, treasure it.
Life is love, enjoy it.
Life is a mystery, solve it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sadness, overcome it.
Life is a hymn, sing it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is happiness, deserve it.
Life is life, Live it.