It is the word to the living the counts
When a person dies, his loved one’s eulogy of him authenticates his worth. They say no one would come to value something until it is lost. In fact, there are those who say that no have any idea of what he has got until it is gone.
How do life finds its meaning? What makes it worth the years lived? What makes every mornings waking up to? What makes each night’s sleep peaceful?
The friends one makes, do they really matter in the greater scheme of things? How vital do the role loved ones play whenever a person is left to survive the hardships of the world?
Life as hard is an understatement. Yet it is nonetheless endured beyond blood and tears. Pain is inevitable, but life has its way of putting back that smile on one’s face. But there is that beauty in life beneath every ounce of bitterness that comes with it.
The real essence of one life does not begin and end in his person alone. The people he meet along the way, the friend he make, the enemies he encounter, and the souls he touch all gives its own distinct flavor in the years he spend in the world.
Every waking day presents brand new opportunities to spice up one’s existence. Not all times will be good. Time and circumstance will not always play to one’s advantage.
When one person dies, how do we want to be remembered? Is man conscious enough to live his life well so that other people will speak nice of him when he leaves the world? Does it really matter how other people perceives a person if he will not anymore be around to hear their words of appreciation?
It always happens that people begin to appreciate what they have got all the while when it is too late. They often forget that time flies so swiftly and awaits no one.
Life is a story that must be lived one day at a time. It is unique in its own while there are certain points in one’s life that may be similar to another. Nonetheless, it has that one factor that sets it apart from all the rest as it is indeed one person’s story, and his alone.
When one values his neighbor, it is best to say it right then and there. Make that one person feel special for he so well deserve it.
In memory of the life well lived, a person’s legacy is felt in those he leaves behind. It is in those who hold him near to their hearts that he is kept alive. It is in them where his story ends to give way to a new one born out of inspiration for its predecessor.
When one’s life concludes, his loved ones gather as he is being led to his final resting place. They articulate the kind of person he was. They speak of the kind of love he has shared, the legacy that will celebrate the goodness of the life he has led.
No matter how long or short a person’s existence in this world, it is how great of an impact his loss has created to the ones who grieves in his demise. It is on the way they would tell that his loss has left a void. A void that while gladness may fill at certain point, is an open would that would hurt and will not heal in time. It will always be there and one would just have to live with that hurt for as long as he lives.
When one is still alive, his life is described on his point of view. He sees himself as but a minute detail of a much larger picture. He sometimes dismisses himself as nothing of worth that the world moves on without him. It will continue its course either he may be able to catch up its pace or not.
After all death is not all about grief. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of life. While one’s life ends, other lives begin anew. There are a lot of things to be grateful for. There are a lot of reasons to celebrate behind sad faces and heartfelt moans.
Nothing is for certain in this life. All things pass to give way to brand new beginnings of hope waiting to unfold. As life is once lived, it may be remembered long after one’s body has been put to rest. It is those recollections that make a life of worth a source of inspiration.
Nevertheless may words of appreciation not be withheld at all possible circumstances. It is unimaginable how great of a boost it can give. Every now and then, people need to be reminded of their value. They need reassurance that someone is so grateful for their presence. They need to hear that life will never be the same without them.
While the kind of life one lived can only realize it full meaning when people gather at his funeral, it is still as important to let him know that he is living a good life. In every soul that he touches, life has never been the same. Those who would come to gather in his grave will attest to that exceptional person he has been. They would be the ones to validate that purposely driven life of worth he lead.
After all, more than the flowers and the presence one can offer, words to the living matter the most. They would never be able to hear the cries. They would never see the tears that fall. They would never know how many people came and how many souls his life has moved. No one will ever know when it will be too late, so speak the words of love as long as it is heard, felt and very much appreciated.
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