The Preciousness of Life

Dear friends and readers,

I don’t mean to write something depressing, and I hope you don’t find it so.  I was actually in the midst of composing something else and suddenly two events happened today that made me stop and ponder how precious life is.

First, a serious and tragic accident occurred this morning just around the corner of my neighbourhood, literally a 3 minute walk from my home.  It was a crash between a public bus and a truck, leaving one female passenger dead and at least 10 people injured.  I hope the injured will have a speedy recovery. I feel for the poor female passenger whose life was taken away in a flash.  My deepest condolences to her family.

Second, I received news that my dad does not have a lot of days remaining to live.  He has been fighting courageously against cancer for the past 7 years, and we thought his latest battle will be victory one more time.  After all, third time’s the charm.  Unfortunately, that is not the case, and we must face reality.

These two news really made me realize that life is not only precious, but also short.  None of us know when it will be our time to go, like the lady on the bus today, or my dad who never thought he would get cancer and that he is now at the last stage of it.  I think that while we are living on earth, we truly need to enjoy life to the fullest every day because it could very well be our last; do what makes us happy, and spend time with those who matter to us especially our loved ones.  You never know how long you will have with someone.

I promise myself to be happy and live my daily life to the fullest, do what I love, and spend time with those who really matter to me especially my dad.

I will end this post with this meaningful quote on life that I found:

Life is short image

I hope you find this quote relevant to you as well, and help you to think about this in your own life: Who and what are really important to you?

Carpe diem & cheers to life! 🙂

Love, Violet

P.S. “Live every day as if it’s your last, embracing each experience as if it’s your first.” ~Jennifer Fertado

 

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11 thoughts on “The Preciousness of Life

  1. Well said!! Life is too short. Don’t take things for granted and be happy. Don’t dwell on petty little things. Easier said than done but something to work on!

  2. Like Jessie said above, easier said than done, but what great value this post is, reminding readers to be aware of the impermanence of life. I very much so believe in always trying to keep that in mind, to remember that everything comes with good and bad aspects, but when you lose whatever particular thing that may be, the greatest chance to appreciate the good is lost if you couldn’t experience it and focus on it alongside the bad. Sorry, I’m being so wordy on your blog this morning!!

    Just wanted mostly to say, I’m sorry to hear about your father and wish you peace throughout your difficult journey ahead, as much as may be possible. Also, so glad I ran across your blog ;0). Thank you for your contributions to the blogosphere and sharing at wide!!

    • Hi Kyrielle,

      Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed response to this post. 🙂 I love how you mentioned that everything comes with good and bad aspects, and we need to focus/appreciate both at the same time to really experience life! Also, thanks so much for your well wishes regarding my father & appreciation for my post to the blogosphere. You’re so sweet!! 🙂

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