Thoughtful Thursday: Life is too short

Clouds with heart shape

Life is too short. I often personally have to remind myself of how unpredictable life can be and sometimes, the reminders are so naturally manifested as I’m going about my day. We never know what will happen from this moment to the next. All it takes is a second for our world to turn inside out. All the plans for the future that we make in life to feel like we are somehow in control may never be accomplished. All the dreams we wish to fulfill may be left unrealized. We may be surrounded by our loved ones in this very moment and in an instant they may vanish from our lives. Yet how often do we tell our loved ones what they mean to us and how grateful we are for them? How often do we willingly forgive those people that have betrayed or hurt us at some point in our life? How often do we remember that our loved ones will not remain in our lives forever? People have an innate tendency to take life and the people in our life for granted. We may lash out in anger and express some harsh remarks to someone we love over a trivial situation or even stop talking to them. And we may think that tomorrow we will apologize or reconcile with them. But we forget that tomorrow is not promised and it may be too late to make amends.

So while we are still living our life, let us…

…never stop saying “I love you” to those that are near and dear to us and most importantly, show them how important they are or how much we love them.

…never stop saying “thank you” to those people that are truly blessings in our life.

…not lose sight of all the people that we have encountered in our life and be grateful for the lessons that we have learned from all of them.

…appreciate the people in our life for who they are as well as for the time we have spent together with them even if they are not around as much.

…forgive those that have wronged us and put all those unpleasant memories behind us.

…rekindle bonds that have been severed before it’s too late to say “I’m sorry”.

…enjoy every moment and live every day as if was our last.

And remember, we often don’t realize the value of someone until we lose them. A moment now spent cherishing those around us, loving and forgiving them can make a difference in our own life. This thing called life is just that it goes by so quickly and tomorrow may not be ours to see. All we really have is this moment to express our love so why not start now?

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. optimisticgladness
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 22:23:21

    What a great “To do” list that is filled with wisdom. Thank you for this post.

    Reply

  2. vanessaleighsblog
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 09:23:11

    SO true, thank you for the reminder today! Peace, Vanessa

    Reply

  3. Celia Hales
    May 05, 2013 @ 10:03:01

    Dear Farah,

    I enjoy your blog a great deal, and I would like to subscribe to it. Can you put a widget on it that will allow me to subscribe?

    Thank you very much for the consistent “like’s” that you send to me.

    Most fondly, Celia

    Reply

    • Farah's Musings
      May 06, 2013 @ 09:19:23

      Hi Celia –

      Thank you for your continued interest in my blog as well. I have now added a widget so that you can “follow” my blog. I thoroughly enjoy reading your daily blog posts as they inspire me and allow me to grow tremendously in a spiritual way.

      God Bless You,
      Farah

      Reply

  4. Celia Hales
    May 06, 2013 @ 19:29:37

    Thank you, Farah.

    Most fondly, Celia

    Reply

  5. Subhan Zein
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 03:02:56

    Thank you, Farah, for this post. A great reminder. Blessings and love to you

    Reply

  6. Cecilia
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 07:57:14

    Thank you. Forgiveness is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.

    Reply

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