Life Is Fleeting

I have been thinking about life and death recently. Admittedly, this kind of thinking is unusual for me unless required, like in Philosophy classes. However, life has a way of biting you in the rear and punching you in the face to wake you up. I cannot help but think that death is years away, but it is not — we are not immortals.

Why this sudden shake up of my thinking you say?

Well, someone I know had been diagnosed with cancer a few years back. He is valiant and courageous in fighting the battle against his condition. A month ago, he was rushed to the hospital because his stomach was bleeding internally and he lost a lot of blood. He had an operation on the same day.

On the first day I visited him, I held his hand and looked at how weak he was from the cancer and from his recent operation. It broke my heart and almost drove me to tears seeing this person so pale, tired, and worn-out. It was then, I realized that at anytime this person could be taken away from me.

Through the grace of God, he recovered, but what about the next time? What if something happened to me? Or someone else dearer to me?

So, now I am trying to always be happy and tell the people I love that I love them. This paradigm shift is so dire that I am even contemplating on moving back to Davao and giving up my year’s worth of plans of work and life that I have right now.

Life is fleeting. Thus, I urge you to evaluate your life now.

If it is within your capacity and it is your desire to work close to home, then do so. If you wish to travel the world and you can do it now, then by all means do it. If you haven’t said ‘I love you’ lately to someone whom you care so deeply, please do not hold back.

I know work is important, it keeps us afloat in this world. I know planning for the future is important. However, do not get caught up in the future that you forget to live for today. What good are plans when you may not live to fulfill them? Do not let work steal your time away from your loved ones.

Life is fleeting, do what you must and do it now.


5 Responses to “Life Is Fleeting”

  1. 1 Helen
    March 23, 2007 at 9:19 am

    it’s sad… haay. ikaw talaga.. nasa office ako pinapaiyak mo ko.

  2. 2 dru
    March 26, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    I love you chi. ^^ hehe

  3. March 26, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    @dru waaiiii~ i know *char* i love me too! waaaiii~~~ lol

  4. March 27, 2007 at 8:34 am

    aww… *hugs* = is reminded of the fact that she (or rather all she and his siblings) hasn’t gone home to her province in years… >.>;;;

  5. 5 ** Shimmering Shadow **
    March 28, 2007 at 11:45 am

    *sniffles* itsumo ki o tsukete minna.. 🙂
    spread the love people! makes me want to go home ASAP.. finally i’m going to be with my family again this saturday.. ^_^

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