The Day I Die
Mar 11, 2016 by apost team
A lot of things will happen on the day that I die.
Many things will change.
The whole world will be bustling with energy as it always does.
The appointments that were so important will be left unattended on the day of my death.
All of the plans that I made will never come to fruition.
The calendar that has ruled my days and nights for years will no longer be relevant at all.
All of my material possessions that I pined for and guarded will be up for the taking to those who want them, or will carelessly be thrown aside.
My critics can no longer hurt me, and their harsh words will never cause me undue pain again.
The arguments I won that gave me such a sense of satisfaction no longer bring solace or comfort.
I no longer rush to answer all of the urgent notification beeps of texts and calls and emails. Their gravity is forever ebbed.
All of the regrets I wasted so many sleepless nights on are forever where they should have always been - firmly placed in the past.
The worries about the size of my waist, my thinning hair and the deepening wrinkles on my face are gone.
The image of myself I so desperately wanted others to have is a mirage; they now have to complete it themselves anyhow.
My reputation, flawless and so worked for, is of little concern.
All those things both big and small that caused me such anxiety and so many sleepless nights are now obscured.
The mystifying questions about life and death and what it all means are at once clarified.
All of this and more will come true, on the day I depart this earth.
For all of this that shall come to pass, there is still yet one more thing that will occur.
There will be those people who truly knew and loved me who will now grieve with the pain of my passing.
They will suffer a new void.
They will be beaten by fate.
They will feel unwilling to accept that my time has come.
A part of them will have been stolen from them on the day I die.
And what they will wish for more than anything on that day, is to be able to spend just one more day with me in it.
I know this, for I myself have grieved over the loss of those I have loved.
And because I have mourned, I will try to remember that time is precious.
It is finite.
It is fleeting.
It must not be wasted.
For this reason, I will not place materials before moments. I will cease worrying about those things which are beyond my control.
All of those things that seem to matter so much, don't. Do not let them compete for your attention against those things that truly do matter, those moments and people that allow you to actually live while you are alive.
Do not be robbed of the joy you deserve. Spend your energy on those who make you feel alive, who want to spend their precious time with you.
Dance with them before it is too late.
Do not waste the daylight any longer in the precious days before the one in which your life ends.
Don't keep giving your life to all that seems to matter, because when you die and are gone from this earth, that stuff won't matter at all.
Yes, I will die one day, and so shall you.
But before we do, may we both live.
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