Shhh! Secret Life of a Princess

Random, provoking thoughts from a self-confessed princess :: with focus on motivational learnings from the media. I hope to inspire everyone to be the best they can be

Friday, June 02, 2006

Carpe Diem! Birth & Death

This coming 11 June marks 2 things: The birth of a loved one and the death of a loved one. It is the birthdate of my beloved boyfriend. One could never have guessed how the arrival of such an insignificant being on Earth would create such a significant difference in my life. A life that gave my life inspiration, meaning and color. I could never been more blessed to know that the storks have brought such a life into my life at just the right time.

At the same time, it was also the passing away of another loved one from this beautiful place we call Earth. The passing away of someone who did not get past the young age of 33 due to cancer. How many wonders of the world has this person seen before leaving this world? Had this person got the chance to see his/her son taking his first steps or calling his/her name? Had this person got the chance to celebrate his/her father/mother’s 90th birthday? Had this person got the chance to contribute to the society and help the poor? When you are burdened with the plaque called cancer, you would be busy going through one chemotheraphy after another. Money is spent on treatments rather than little pleasures in life that we all take for granted, like eating nachos for appetisers or having your chocolate snacks. Life is viewed at a different angle altogether and instead of loathing life, you start to appreciate every little thing in the little time you have left in life.

When she was still alive, chatting with her, you would not have expected her to have that disease. She portrays so much zest in life, so passionate about everything she does that one would be wide-eyed to know later that she only had 3 months to live. But what can you do in the little time left of you but to be happy? So, live life folks. How colorful life is all depends on you. I really admire those who have lived life, it shows in their personality and later their wrinkles or white hair. Carpe diem!

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