Today was a regular day. It started with great enthusiasm, which followed into the day where I finished my set tasks, and then things slowed towards the evening. Just when I was beginning to battle some time-wasting thoughts, I read the news about Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna passing away. This was the third celebrity death news I had read this month (two of which were suicides). This month, I’d also received news of deaths in the families of my friends and relatives.
I am always at a loss of words when it comes to offer condolences. I just don’t know what to say to comfort people. But showing little or no reaction doesn’t mean I don’t get affected. I do. I think more about life and how fickle it is.
I feel small when I look at the things I complain about in life, how I overthink about the silliest of things and grumble. Life changes in seconds and doesn’t knock each time to warn you. I believe more than ever that life is all about living in the moment.
Quotations are forwarded daily on life tips, working hard to achieve goals, making way for the future, when all that matters is now. These instances make me realize that I shouldn’t take things, people, and my life for granted. I must say what my heart feels when it does, and not wait for a time to say I care, I love you or to show I am there.
Death is scary. And each news I hear makes me fear it all the more. But pain is the biggest teacher. And the best time to learn is not when you experience it, but through what’s happening around you. Bringing fulfillment in what you have and cherishing what matters to you is important.
Don’t wait for things to happen, make them happen, and enjoy all that you have while it lasts. Do what your heart says for tomorrow is uncertain.