This morning, like a lot of other mornings, I woke up and wanted to talk to my loved ones that have already passed on. To be honest, this is not something that makes me sad or angry, just a reality for someone that has said goodbye to a lot of people over a relatively short life. It’s a reality that has taught me about mortality, dreams, friendship, appreciating the here and now, and the importance of not wasting moments. Through this reality, I have learned the importance of every single breath, of every interaction, of passionately pursuing my dreams from the time I wake up (God Willing/Insha’Allah) until I rest my head at night, and of you. This reality has helped me to move away from the idea of the American dream and toward God’s purpose. It has taught me to stop counting on tomorrow’s and to quit assuming I’ll have another chance to make it right. Most importantly, it has taught me passion.
When you sit down with me, when we communicate in passing, when you read what I’ve written or watch how I’m living, I hope the thing you see is someone who is passionate about friendship, about using my gifts to help someone, about life, and about love.
Why do I share this? I share this so that you can understand what I’ve come to understand. We have been given but a few ticks on the clock of eternity to achieve an infinite amount of dreams and to express an infinite amount of love; we don’t have a single breath to waste on the bullshit.
Posted on October 5, 2013, in My Thoughts and tagged Death, Dreams, hope, Life, love, Memories, Passion, reflections, tomorrow, Work. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
This is beautiful! I miss my grandmother on occasion and at times still feel the deep sense of loss with her no longer being here. She is with the Lord which makes me happy. We were close and had a real bond but lived in different countries so looking back I wish I had much more access to her and made more of an effort. Now that she is gone there are so many times I wished I could talk to her about different things, share things with her and I can’t. Your post is spot on about everything.
Thank you, and I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels the way you do. I have said goodbye to so many people, parents, grandparents, friends, brother, uncles, and aunts. I understand their in a better place and I love the wisdom and love they gave to me while I was here, but I do, sometimes wish I could sit with them and converse a little bit more.
Thank you and have a beautiful day.