Life brushes past us in a breeze like a thief. We may be young and happy one moment with not a care in this world and the next moment you stop and find out that many years have passed you by and you can never go back to them. Whether it was good or bad it doesn’t matter. You can never go back to change it.
It is only when we walk through a cemetery and see all those tomb stones and memorial plaques Melbourne that we realize how fragile life itself is. With all the busyness in life with running to work, picking up kids from ballet classes, cooking meals, and running a house we forget that we age every minute and every second. Those minutes can never come back. What you spent it on is all that is going to be left for you.
A lot of people when they come to the dusk of their lives realize that there are so much things that they wanted to do but never did. They realize that there were so many apologies unsaid, so many words of love unspoken and so many deeds not done in their life’s pilgrimage. Death is an inevitable factor we could only prolong it but sooner or later it is going to come. Sadly you do not know when. No one is prepared however much they try to be.
So if death is an inevitability what can be done? Simple, you start living! Do the things that you always wanted to do but never found enough time to do. Break the routine and do something spontaneous (but not something illegal or reckless. You don’t want to end up dead too soon either). Do little things that means a lot and take time to sit back and observe what is around you. You will truly see how blessed you are.
Don’t procrastinate. Do what you have to do now and immediately. Finish the work before you start another one.
Treat people well. If you were to die today you will not want to be remembered as that person who was too arrogant to say sorry and admit it when you were wrong. You don’t want to be remembered as the man/woman who was unkind an unthoughtful. To master being nice to people you can follow this simple exercise. Think questions like’ if today was my last day what would I want to tell him/her?’, ‘If today was my last day how would I want to spend it?’, ‘If I was him/her would I want someone to treat me like the way I am treating them now?’ etc.
Let your loved ones know how much they mean to you. Do little things that mean a lot to them. You don’t have to shower them with roses but a hug before they go out of the house can make all the difference in the world.
Lastly enjoy what you have. Live a life worth living that you will be proud of at the end of the journey.