The importance of realizing that our days could be over before we plan them to be.
I know, it doesn’t sound likely, but still, it has been known to happen.
It’s easy to be distracted by everything happening around us and we forget. But deep, down inside we know. We just prefer to forget.
We all have different ways of approaching our lives and following our believes for this life and after. There is an everlasting flow of of words to describe this in books and cyberworld. And that is good, we need to study different ways of thinking and learn and adjust to our own mind to grow and adapt a peaceful and acceptant view of this.
I have two comparing situations from my life where I really thought the end was near. First time was at sea in a thunderstorm on a sailboat without it’s mast. It had fallen in a storm some weeks before. Lacking the mast there was no balance in the vessel and the waves and the wind tossed and turned us at their own free will. I was very afraid, quite certain I would never see my parents again.
20 years later I was in a small wooden shed in the forest. Another thunderstorm. At first I didn’t mind but as it drew closer I could sense the electricity vibrating through the shed and a tickling feeling in my hands was wakening me. I needed to take precautions. I separated myself from anything with metal and searched for all rubber material to surround myself with, it wasn’t much, and then I sat down. I went into a meditative stage and believed myself when I with honesty said that if this was the time for me to go it is ok. That peace and calmness I felt that day I still carry with me. I seriously think it is ok to go, when it is time. I am relieved to know I have learned things during my journey.
So the problem is not that we are going.
The problem is that someone knowing us will still be here.
That’s why we need to help them.
That’s why it is important to write that letter to those we love. Explain things to our people we believe it is important for them to know if we are not there to say the words.
To help them concerning practical matters. They might be in too much grief to know what decisions to make.
Maybe letters to our children for the different stages in their lives.
Maybe a forgive me letter to that person.
Maybe a I love you letter to that person.
Actually exactly what turns up in our head when we start thinking about it. That is probably the most important letter of all to write.
Perhaps everybody except me has already done this, in that case it is good. I just recently became aware of it. After the shocking news about a person we know never came home to his family after work one day because of a heart attack in his car. He was exactly the same age as me. A nice friendly person I really enjoyed talking to! I really hope he had had the time to write down those words to his family.
I hope I’ll be allowed to stay a little longer. There are still things to do on my bucket list, new things to find out, people to help, letters to write.
In the meantime I’ll do my very best to live life.
What about you?
I wish you a wonderful life