No one can confidently say that they will be living tomorrow. ~Euripides
What is it about death that makes one evaluate life? What is about a sudden passing that forces us to rethink certain ways of thing or choices? Why does it take the loss of a friend or family member for us to make long needed changes to way we are living? No stranger to death I have experienced a lot of great loss during my twenty plus years of life. You would think that one who has seen as much death as I have that I would become numb, but I believe that at any time you become numb to a loss as great as death than you yourself may no longer be living.
Today was no different, I woke up to news of a loss and immediately my heart got heavy and I begin to re-evaluate my own life. Having a strong religious background I am a strong believer in that once you have accepted the Word you have no fear of the unknown that lies in death. Nothing in life is certain accept death, just as sure as you are born you are going to die. Death is the inevitable and unfortunately we don’t know when or how because it is already written. We reason with ourselves telling ourselves that when it’s our time, it’s our time. Do we truly believe this to be true? Is it possible that in some cases we help the process along? Not realizing that if we would have done one thing differently that life would still be lived? Am I making sense? Maybe not, but who has ever made sense of death? It may seem cliche’, but life is short, so live each like day as if it were your last. Tomorrow is not promised today. Do yourself a favor and let go of burdens, grudges and harsh feelings. Do that one thing you have always wanted to do, tell someone you forgive them or another that you love them. Don’t wait until it’s too late and the words don’t have meaning.
Rest In Peace “Stage” another angel has been added to the Kingdom.