Death can teach us to really live
Death can remind us of the importance to really live.
A friend of mine just lost his dad to cancer.
He had been sick for a while and even beat the cancer once but it came back.
And this time he lost.
I asked my friend how his dad took it, knowing he only had a little time left, and my friend replied:
“He didn’t want to go”.
Think about that. He didn’t want to go.
It made me think of all the people in this world that are not living their lives but merely existing, doing things that are meaningless to them because they think that that’s the only way to live.
Being in survival mode, working only to get money and looking forward to the weekends when they can be “free”.
It also made me think of people who complain about everything, who never have a smile on their face and who seem to never be able to appreciate anything in life.
I want you to think about Death.
Just for a moment, think about my friends dad who ‘didn’t want to go yet’.
What could the reasons have been?
That he hadn’t had enough time to do all the things he wanted to do?
That he loved his family so much that it broke his heart he couldn’t be with them anymore?
Just think about it. Think about what must have gone through his mind. Imagine it.
And then think about your own life.
The precious life that you have.
This beautiful life of yours.
That you have the privilege to live and enjoy.
Don’t waste it.
Live. Really live.
Be happy, laugh, have fun, make the most of yourself and share yourself with the world.
Value each day you have. Value your health, your family, friends, your pet, home! Everything.
And honor your desires.
Yes, your desires. They are calling on you for a reason.
You are meant to LIVE them.
Life is for living.
Let Death remind you to really live so that you, when it’s your time to go some day in the future, feel that you really lived, and that you lived your life the way you wanted to live it.
That your life was yours, that you owned it and made the most of it.
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“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.” – Norman Cousins