I want to write about my experience of losing someone close. I’m not going to go into the details of who it was or how they passed. Instead, I want to focus on the experience, and how it has changed the way I feel about life.
I felt blessed to have had the chance to be by this person side as they were experiencing their final moments of life. I’m still reflecting on it and can see how this experience might have affected some people, but for me, it has changed the way I look at life. Everything happens for a reason and I always try to take a positive outlook or a lesson learned from everything I witness.
This experience has made me want to appreciate even more the things I have and has emphasised how important it is to live the life you want to live. I fight hard against the norm to either free up time or make more time to spend on doing the things I love the most as well as allowing me to have a lifestyle to spend time with people I love.
I can see now more than ever how short life is and how precious time is. If you know this, why do we still over plan things, wait or wish for things to happen? Why do we get comfortable and stuck in doing things we don’t like just to make money (not time) but money to live?
My question for you right now is this, if you knew someone close to you was dying or even worse, you knew exactly how long they had to live, how would you take that news and make it into a positive? How would you take that experience and turn your life around or make changes that will make your life better?
My promise to this special individual that I will never forget is this:
I will continue to be a happy, confident and vibrant person.
I will make the most out of life – never regretting or looking back on things.
I will not waste time over planning, waiting or wishing – I will just “do.”
I will live more for the moment – I will live for the now.
I will tell those around me just how much I love and appreciate them.