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Friday, 4 May 2012

Pagokoro

Ah yes, this day, lol lol lol

I was here

Five years ago I had no idea how it felt to lose a loved one. No idea at all. I had never really lost someone close to me. It was always distant relatives or people my parents knew from church. Of course I felt sorry for those that had been left behind but you know how it is. Within five minutes of hearing the news and think about it for a bit, it was business as usual. Then in 2007 my dad passed away and my whole world came crumbling down. Literally. Then my gran in January last year. Now I know. I know what it's like. No words can describe the disbelief, the pain. It's all still so surreal. Anyway. Today it's not about me.


I was just going through my Facebook last night and started seeing condolence messages on this girl's wall from people I'm friends with. Turns out I went to uni with her brother. Apparently she got run over by a car last night on her way home. I went onto her wall and people were utterly shocked. R.I.P posts were being posted within minutes of her passing on. The whole incident just got me thinking about death. Not a topic people like to talk about I know but nonetheless, something we all can't avoid.


 That poor girl. She is no more. All the plans she had, long term, short term, mean nothing now. Nothing all. All that's left is for people to mourn her and try to forget the pain they feel. She was young so I don't think she had any kids. How will people remember her? What proof will there be that she once existed? The whole incident got me thinking about what really matters in life. Beyonce's song I was here comes to mind:


                I want to say I lived each day, until I died
               know that I had something in, somebody's life
               The hearts I have touched, will be the proof that I leave               
               That I made a difference, and this world will see

               I was here...              

               I lived, I loved              
               I was here...              
               I did, I've done, everything that I wanted              
               And it was more than I thought it would be              
               I will leave my mark so everyone will know              
               I was here...


You don't know when you day is. I think we all need to live our lives as fully as we can. No  procrastination. No regrets. Do the things that make you happy (as long as you're not being selfish). Make an impact in someone's life. Help other people. Share the blessings that God gives so that your life has meaning. Let go of all the unimportant baggage that waste this precious time we have on this earth. Spend time with your loved ones. Tell and SHOW them you love them. Use the talents that God gave you to the fullest. If you are a Christian, make sure your relationship with God and man is as it should be. Anything can happen anytime. Jesus said, watch and pray. Be prepared always.

Like Drake and Weezy said, YOLO (yes, I just had to throw that in!!). Make it count.