Our wakeup call

Death is inevitable; however, the pain of loss is only felt the most when it hits close to home. I mean, when we lose people we care about; family, friends, mentors, colleagues, I could go on.

On Sunday Jan 26th, 2020, Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other people were pronounced dead due to a helicopter crash. Indeed he was an inspiration to many in one way or the other. Just like Nipsey Hustle, the world lost another great legend.

No one wishes to die, but as I stated earlier, it’s inevitable. One day every one of us will die, but only God knows the “when” and the “how” of it. This only made me think of how much we take life for granted, especially the simple act of sleeping and waking up strong and healthy, alive and sound. This also made me think of how much we take leaving home and returning safely every day as such an underrated blessing.

This is a wakeup call for all of us. Just like Ellen DeGeneres said, “life is short, and it’s fragile. We don’t know how many birthdays we have. We don’t have to have a birthday to celebrate. Just celebrate life. If you haven’t told someone you love them, do it now”.

Trust me, those who died yesterday had plans for today and those who die today have plans for tomorrow. Please don’t take life for granted. Live the best of it now with love and gratitude.

Also, take time today to reminisce on all that God has done for you, and everything He has blessed you with. Let’s not wait till our clock stop ticking.

May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace. Amen!

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