Last night, I came across a comedy movie titled “The Last Word”. It was about a senior citizen aged 81 that wanted her obituary written by a young journalist while she was alive. Harriett (the senior citizen) was a perfectionist that controlled everything including her own funeral. She wanted to know what people thought of her while she was still alive which led her to write the obituary.
Like Harriett, many of us have never lived. We are scared of the unknown. We fear failure, heartbreak, betrayal, rejections, and you name it! Meanwhile, for every air we breathe, we are a step closer to the grave.
This movie led me to post a question on my Snapchat page last night saying: Have you ever wondered what the people you leave behind on earth will say about you when you die?
Out of approximately fifty-five people that viewed the snap, six people replied. Some had a high level of sarcasm, sadness, laughter, created scenarios of what friends and family, including myself, will say but at the end, it led us to a moment of reflection.
One asked: What have I really been living for? The society, family, or Me? I have not had so much ha-ha moments.
Life is short! Live every moment! Live a life that on your death bed, you lay there in smiles and not regrets. No matter how hard life seems to be, don’t let it take away the better part of you. In all, live a life that you will make you rapturable on that day when Jesus comes.
Let’s make a mistake because the truth is that we don’t make mistakes, mistakes make us. It makes us stronger, smarter, and more self-reliant.
Forgive and let go
Fall in love, get it broken, heal, and fall in love again.
Travel to a new city, start live again, build something from the city out of nothing.
Quit that job which makes you sad, start that job that makes you happy. Ignore the pay. Don’t live a life of paying bills, you were not born for such.
Finally, be happy and thankful. Don’t build your happiness on people, money or anything. Just be happy and thank God for everything.
Matthew 6: 31 -34 says:
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Make a mistake… It is okay to fail but it is worse to never have tried.