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Life is Short


“Life is Short!”

Raise your hand if you have never heard of this phrase, not even once in your life.

No one?

Just like I thought…

We all must have heard this phrase at least 10 times in your life. Everyone knows “Life is Short”, we have heard of it over and over again. But are we really “aware” of it? Do we really realize the value of life and how “short” it is?

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Not long ago, I came across a story of a young couple. It made me ponder a lot about Life and Death. How vulnerable our life is. And how easy it can be taken away by others… whether by nature or by human.

The story started as a pretty cliche and typical story with a young couple of lovers.

They both were good-looking, intelligent, and they have bright future ahead of them. Everything was going great and they planned to get married.

As for insurance, the girl asked her lover to have blood test and health check together with her. And that’s when the story got more complicated…  There was absolutely nothing wrong with the guy, but his fiance, it turned out that she had a brain tumor.  The doctor said she could only live for 6-8 months… a year max.

This news crashed their world. It ruined everything – their dreams, their hopes, their future.

Knowing that her boyfriend had no future with her, the girl did the predictable (and clichy) thing – She canceled the wedding, broke up with him. She tried to push him away. And so the story goes, the guy was sad but he refused to leave her.

Skipping pass the cliche and predictable acts. The misunderstandings, the obstacles and the fights come and go. Then they’re finally back together. They understood each other much better and love each other more than ever. So they decided to be together. As the guy said… “Life is so short. We should make our lives as happy as we can while we can”

The wedding was back on schedule. And on the day that they went to buy their wedding rings, as he was crossing the street to his awaiting girlfriend, the guy was hit by a drunk-driven car.

With her life just a few months away to the end. Who would have thought that her boyfriend who was a strong healthy man would die before her (literally)?

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The story really made me stop and think…

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Back to the main point of our topic – Life is Short.

You know?  Sleeping is just like Death. I think it’s the way Mother Nature teaches us to be aware of life and death. So every night, when you’re heading to bed, think of it like you’re dying. And when you wake up in the morning, be glad as you have a new life.

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Do cherish the person you should love first and foremost – yourself.

Don’t listen to others more than listen to your heart.

Do show and tell your love ones how much they mean to you.

Don’t do anything that would make you regret it by tomorrow, coz your life might be taken away by tonight.

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Now let’s end it with a quote, shall we? ^_^

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“The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.

Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”

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2 responses

  1. CDBloom

    HI V~^^

    Just realized that you have your own blog. Glad to have found it..

    I really liked your quote here..

    “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man.
    Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.
    Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”

    I’ll try not to forget that..
    Carpe Diem~!!!!

    June 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

  2. joarjess

    Hello Viola,
    I was so stunned upon reading this one…. It’s an awakening for us all….. Indeed life is too short and we have to always do our best like there is no tomorrow….

    Thank you for sharing it with us…..I just now realized how important life is….

    July 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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