As cliche as it is...it is so very much true.
This morning I recieved a phone called from my mother telling my James(uncle-like figure) has died this morning. James has been fighting with his health for so long, and GOd finally released him from the pain. I am actually happy for him because this world is painful and he can get some peace now.
My mother called me yesterday sounding sad and crying. I was questioning what was the matter and she just said "I just wanted to call and say I love you"...me joking and I am like okay what else are you calling me for (my mom like to call me to nag from a distance sometimes-we usually do just talk just for the sake of talking) and she said "No I am serious. This is all I wanted to call and tell you that I love you".
She was watching the Michael Jackson memorial service(as was I) and she just sincerely got choked up watching it and felt she needed to reach out. I apologized to her as said I loved her back and started to think as well. The memorial service was so beautiful for Michael and he was very much love, and he also knew this while he was alive...but it was a sudden death for the world to learn that he passed.
Nobody does not know when one's time to go will come. Only the Lord. He has the written date, time, and location and when that time come its it over. The ones left behind are left sadden and wondering if they were able to let that person know how much they are appreciated. Did they hold grudges onto the person and they passed w/o them resolving the problem. Was there another message suppose to be given and thought they had enough TIME to tell them later.
Tommorow is never promised. And I know we wake up, live our days, go to sleep, just assuming the next day will come with no worries and we all have all the time in the world to grow up, tell the people we care about how much they mean to us, and accomplish goals later on down the line...but how do we know we have that much time? Life is shorter than we think!
I feel everyday I am trying to do the right thing, to smile more, laugh more, get in touch with my family and friends, to stay humble, to get my life together, because I cannot act like I have forever and a day to get these things accomplished. I dont want to wait until it is too late to show someone how much they mean to me, so I promise that everyone I come in contact with stranger, friend, or foe...that I will be humble and as kind as possible.
I know I may not be able to 100% commit to this promise, but I will do the best I can and keep in mind that the world does not revolve around me. There is someone out there with a story, who is hurting, who needs support or kind words because this world can be so mean.
Life is too short, but it can be sweet if you let it.
LEARN: TO APPRECIATE LIFE AND THE ONES AROUND YOU