I have been blogging consistently since April 24, 2009. Actually, I’ve written a post almost everyday. The longest I’ve gone without writing a post was four days and it happened last week. During that time, several things happened that zapped my energy and spirit. Unlike all the other years of blogging, this time I didn’t even have the oomph necessary to write which is somewhat baffling since writing usually brings me comfort.
During the days that I didn’t write anything on my blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ or anywhere else on the Internet, one of the thoughts that weighed heavy on my mind was our mortality. Yes, I mean “our” mortality because I thought about all the people I know, care for or love.
The moment you are born, the process of dying begins.
You don’t know when, where or how you will die, but eventually you know that your life on this planet will end.
Are your affairs in order?
Have you prepared everything physically for the day you pass away?
What about the relationships in your life? Are the people you leave behind going to remember you in peace because your relationship is either peacefully intact or you had a peaceful closure?
It is important to enjoy your life, but it is equally important to remember that you have a limited supply of days to enjoy. I’m not suggesting that you live in fear that at any moment your life will end. I am merely stating that no one, including you, knows how many days your heart will beat life into your body, so don’t squander your precious time.
Make a point to get everything in order and organized. Clean out your possessions, write a will, write all your passwords and financial account information in a safe place, and most importantly, get closure to your relationships that have ended and peace in your current relationships. Don’t leave your business undone.
“Each of us is merely a small instrument; all of us, after accomplishing our mission, will disappear.” ~ Mother Teresa ~