By Lorna Ramirez
Waking up each day is a celebration of life. A life of new beginning. To be able to cherish once again, and enjoy life itself. It becomes routine and normal for all of us to wake up each day and we have taken it for granted. Then one day we learn that there are those who are not given a chance to do it all again. Instead they have succumbed to deep slumber, the pangs of death came and the bereft of life has been taken away from them. Leaving loved ones, families and friends in pain and sorrows. Let’s appreciate each day, waking up thankful that we are still here, enjoying the breath of life… Let’s pray for those who were not given a chance to do so.
I vividly remember, during my university years I had a close friend. She was petty, smart, and belonged to a wealthy family. She was very popular in our engineering campus, and being an only child she had everything in life. On our final exam there was shocking news, she had died in her sleep. We were all devastated.
This experience made me see life from a different perspective. Treasuring and enjoying each moment shared with families and friends. Before and after waking up acknowledging and thanking God for all the blessings received for the day. I always say “I love you” to my loved ones, because I do not know if there will be a chance for me to say it tomorrow. Each day I try to do things that I am passionate about such as tickling the ivory keys, writing, gardening, and appreciating everything that I have. At times we should try to help others, especially those who need it the most. But there will be instances where you will get frustrated and upset when you are generous and people will try to take advantage of you, one ugly side of human nature. Indeed we do all have our weaknesses and imperfections. However being aware of it and trying to overcome it is much better than doing nothing at all.
As the popular saying goes, “life is too short to be miserable,” so let’s live life to the fullest. Don’t let envy, greed, and jealousy reign to our hearts, and in failing to do so you will not find inner peace within yourself and your fellowmen.
An excerpt from my book, My Innermost Thoughts:
“We should never pass the day
Without giving thanks
For our blessings,
Each day is a challenge we have to face
Each day is another day on which
We will be able to build
Our dreams and foundations
For a better tomorrow.
Don’t let it be wasted.”
You can read more about my inspirational messages form my two books; books; My Innermost Thoughts and My Passion My Calling. Available at Amazon and Booktopia both digital and physical. It can also be downloaded on Ebay, Barnes and Noble. For a signed copy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .