Life is an amazing mysterious thing. A person can do so many things with their life they are given. How we live each day is a gift. There are people who live to only 5 minutes of breaths or 101 years of breath or more. How many breaths have you taken? How have you lived your life?
Jan 18, 2013 Friday evening four peopleís lives were taken away, cut short. One of them was 9 years, another was 7 and the youngest was 3. I knew this family. These two kids had attended the school I work at. The police are unsure of what happened and why this horrific accident occurred. Really, the answers donít matter, do they? What matters is 3 childrenís lives were cut short by a car colliding with several objects then a tree. The tree stopped them going further. The father/driver also died. There was nothing left to the Lexus that was driven.
At school on Tuesday, how will the school take it? How will the kids take it? The oldest was in third grade, the middle was in second grade and the youngest wasnít in school yet. I work with the second grade classes closely. They may not understand how or why their friend is gone, but they will realize eventually their friend will not ever come back to class. I just hope somehow the children will be ok in due time.
Now, I ask againÖ How are you living your life? Are you taking every breath as you want to? Are you living your life the way you should and want to or are you just living it to survive in the world that goes round and round?
These children donít have a future. They will not grow up to take all the tests to graduate high school. They will not get a diploma to show they worked hard and graduated college to show they got a BA or a BS to hang on their wall. They wonít have the chance to create a family or get a career job they loved. Their life was cut short. Their innocence was not taken. They were kids who had fun and played with their classmates and worked hard for all their grades they brought home.
I ask again, are you living your life the way you want? Are you living it to the extent and taking chances? I know I have some regrets, wish to go back and change. Yet, at the same time, I learn from the mistakes I have made and have become a stronger person for it. Right now, where I am, I have settled to focus more on work and making money than having fun and living life. Very soon, that will change.
I think about those kids whose lives were cut and look at myself where I just work and work more. I keep thinking, Iíll have time later. It will be ok, I can go some other time. I can hang out with whomever next time. Now is the time! You never know when life will be taken because of a sudden health issue or a car accident where the car is so mangled, nobody survives.
How are you going to live your life?