I passed by this quote by Mitch Albom as I was reading his best-selling book ‘The Five People You Meet In Heaven’:
‘Had he known his death was imminent, he might have gone somewhere else. Instead, he did what we all do. He went about his dull routine as if all the days in the world were still to come.’
It’s funny actually, how we focus on tomorrow like we have a guarantee that we’ll be lucky enough to experience it. We all try our best to live in the moment, but that feeling vanishes as soon as we stumble upon another obstacle. We turn cold, forgetting all that was and all that ever will be. We start fearing tomorrow and regretting yesterday. Think about it, isn’t today the tomorrow you worried about previously?
If there’s anything you can’t escape, it’s death. Our time on Earth is limited, and our main problem is that we can’t seem to understand that fact fully. Knowing you might die at any moment should give you all the more reason to do what you love and to make a difference. It amuses me how most people wait till they graduate to go after their goals. What gives you the guarantee you’ll live long enough to witness tomorrow yet alone graduate? And say you’ve already graduated, what’s holding you back from creating change? Your time is limited, if not now, then when?
The idea of ‘If it’s meant to be, it’ll happen’ has been understood negatively so it seems. It’s true though, if God has it written for you, only then will it happen. On the other hand, that doesn’t mean you should sit at home and wait for opportunity to knock on your door. Start walking and take action, then hand it over to God. Don’t wait, don’t second guess.
If you’re lucky enough to wake up tomorrow, don’t waste your time. You know how in video games, you get killed off by the evil character, but still have a few rounds before the game is over? So tell me, how many more rounds are you willing to waste? To come to think of it, aren’t we all but characters in an already written story? Play your part, create a change, and make a difference.
Author: Dubai Abulhoul