I find it very scary that we know that the only one truth in our lives is death, and yet we still manage to carry a lot of hatred in our hearts and plot and plan to ruin someone’s life. How can we hate a person, when we know that his/her time here is limited? How can we hurt someone with our words and actions, when we are not sure whether that person will wake up the next day or not? How can we stay mad at someone over something stupid, when we are not sure whether we will get the chance to forgive them or not?
I lost a friend today, we were not so close, but it got me thinking. Why weren’t we close? Was it because of something I did or said? Did I ever say something that might have hurt his feelings? I was lucky enough to realize that we had a normal friendship and that it was based on respect and we never hurt each other. But can I say the same thing about the rest of the people I know? If I go through my contact list, will I find that I never hurt any of the names on it? I was so scared to actually do this, because I know for a fact that the answer is definitely no. I am sure that I have hurt people and that people might have hurt me. So when am I going to make up for the hurt I caused, and when am I going to forgive the ones who hurt me? So, I asked myself, what would I do if I knew that today is my last day on this planet?
I would apologize for everyone I ever put through a hard time because of something I said or did.
I would appreciate every little thing I have and be thankful.
I would call my loved ones, apologize because life is tough and I got caught up in it, and forgot to tell them how much I loved and appreciated their existence in my life. Because, let’s be honest, life would be a thousand times worse if it wasn’t for their existence.
I would spend more time with my family, get this feeling of warmth and unconditional love, and feel safe for a little while.
If we live everyday as if it is our very last day, we would do things differently. We would do things right. Most importantly, we will not carry one ounce of hatred in our hearts and will spread love and positivity. Shams Al Din Tabrizi once said “The universe is a complete unique entity. Everything and everyone is bound together with some invisible string. Do not break anyone’s heart; do not look down on weaker than you. One’s sorrow at the other side of the world can make the entire world suffer; one’s happiness can make the whole world smile”
Always do things the way you want people to remember you. Appreciate everything, give everything its worth, and hug that friend a little longer and tighter. Forgive and apologize for your mistakes. Don’t say that you still have time to make up for your mistakes, because tomorrow is not guaranteed.
All we have is now.