Our lives is more than the travel, eat out, purchase, concerts, movie dates, and all other mundane entities we make it appear on social media. A reminder dismissed as often as it is heard, “Life is short”. What can we do to make the most of it, when often times we are just making ends meet?
But why am I asking? I just heard the passing of someone I knew from my younger years. Isn’t it ironic, how news of someone’s passing reminds us to live – Live fully?
Sarah - She was part of my past. We were not close. Not even then and I was dependent on her as I was moved to an unfamiliar place and she was supposed to be my guide. I did not learn much about her as she was quiet most of the time. I was a young stranger who couldn’t speak her language she had to look after. She probably didn’t like me.
A close friend of hers wrote about her on Facebook, and though very sad of Sarah's sudden passing, she wrote “Cheers to a life well-lived”.
I asked myself if people can say the same about how I live my life?
I've been to places but very few. I did things, some I loved and gave me sense of accomplishment, some as much I try to refrain myself, regret. I heard artists play their songs. It was probably an experience they either cherished or took for granted. I've eaten a lot - especially those of the good ones. I got sick from eating. I gave. I asked for help. I befriended strangers. But I have also burned bridges. I have loved. I've had my heart broken.
More than the things I did and I can remember, my life is how I am remembered. Those moments between words. My quiet time pouring my heart out in my journal. If He suddenly take this gift of life, would my loved ones raise their glasses?
Sarah, may you rest in peace.
And you. Life is short. Live life to the fullest!