Life - like a dash!

@jazel_juan (15747)
Philippines
June 6, 2011 7:45pm CST
Life indeed is like a dash - It is as short as that.. Last night i have witnessed how death can indeed take a toll in someone Yesterday afternoon me and hubby received a text message from a friend that our another friend's mom died..and as a friend we went there to visit the wake.. when we arrived, our friend Anton is not there yet, his father said he is still on travel and on his way back... The father as i observed was pretty much affected but i can see how much he is trying to control himself..not to cry and trying to act brave and strong..he even said that she was the best..and still the best..how his wife supported him and how much the wife loved the kids I was trying my best not to cry that time while he was saying things and how his wife never told him that she was feeling pain in the chest..the death was sudden. That morning of her death, little did they know she was feeling chest pains that caused her cardio arrest.. and when our friend Anton arrived, he really could not believe that it was his mother who was in the coffin, that same mother he said goodbye in the morning..it was pretty said because a grown man like him was really crying and shouting... i was not able to control myself and i did cry... So i guess life is indeed short and we will never know when death would come knocking on our doors...
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6 responses
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
Hello JAzel, that is how life is, we have some and then we loose some. people die every day, and it hurts if it's a family member. that's why we need to cherish them and love them while we are still alive and live the day as it is the last. sometimes, it's not easy saying good bye to a women who brought you into this world, but our time will come, that's the cycle of life. and that's the beauty of it. have a nice day
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@jazel_juan (15747)
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
Yes i believe so.. i am actually not in good terms with my mother, i am not mad at her but i just do not like to be with her lately and there are just so many things we disagree... but what happened made me realize it is all too petty and i might go and talk to her..
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• Philippines
7 Jun 11
It is a good thing that you've witnessed for yourself how short life can be through your friend's experience. Truly, that is a blessing on your part because you get to realize that what "misunderstanding" that transpired between your mother and yourself is petty. I hope that all turned out well on your conversation. Have a blessed day!
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@jazel_juan (15747)
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
i have not yet visited my mother since i will be on travel again tomorrow. but i believe that was good that i was able to witness such because it is an eye opener for both me and hubby..and we know what to cherish.
@samaire (154)
• United States
8 Jun 11
I don't thing about that. When it happen it happen! You have to live you life normal without thinking what will happen now? And if you are young this may cause you a lot of problems emotional and sometimes physical. You will start to act crazy and irresponsible and you can hurt the people you love! You have to learn to accept anything with peaceful mind!
@jazel_juan (15747)
• Philippines
9 Jun 11
just discussing facts of life samaire..and yes if we do think about it again and again, one might end up crazy but believe me..i am still far from that... or i might already be crazy now
@skysuccess (8858)
• Singapore
8 Jun 11
jazel_juan, Besides being a dash, it is also fragile. I believe no one should undermine that body checkup when we reach a certain age where we are being checked for hypertension and cardiac abnormalities which today are regarded the number one killer. Heart diseases can remain undetectable and strike unexpectedly, even with fit and able bodied individuals. I am sure you can recall certain professional soccer leagues where players suddenly collapse and die in the middle of a game. Also, it reminded me of a marathon fit church elder training for his Everest trip who collapsed and passed away suddenly some years back. Treasuring life also means taking responsibilities and taking the steps to have the necessary checks on our bodies at certain stages of our lives which can really prove life saving where terminal conditions can be detected at its early and manageable stage. Take care and hope that you can see my point of view.
@jazel_juan (15747)
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
Yes i believe so our hearts are indeed fragile and should learn to take care of it.. i believe she did not tell them hear condition because she was concerned financially..it is sad it happened sky..but life is indeed like that. we never know what will happen. I did see you point of you.. :) we all have responsibilities, not just to other people, but also to ourselves..
@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
10 Jun 11
Life can be short or long, we never know. That's why it is good to built a solid relationship with God. Do the important things every day and have some fun too. My condolences on your loss!
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
That was such a moving experience Jazel. I too would likely to get affected if faced with the same scenario. I am not one who is easily swayed by emotional portrayal but when "family" is concerned, I am as sensitive as a "telenovela" fanatic. Anyway, I agree with your contention that life is indeed short. Thus it is imperative for all of us to spend it in a worthwhile way. Have a blessed day!
@jazel_juan (15747)
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
on my part, i am easily moved and touched by the people around me.. especially on events like the one i have mentioned. Life is indeed short and we must make it all worthwhile
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
Life is just like that. Short indeed. We are all going to meet our final destination that's why we need to make the best of our life. Like almost everyone said, "we need to live our life to the fullest." For we never know when is our time to leave or our love ones time. Let's learn to appreciate things that they've done for us and always say thank you on them and make them feel how we love them so much.
@jazel_juan (15747)
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
yes and make it a point to say to those we love that we love them and hug them and make them know they are special