Cherish life

So many times we as individuals take life and what it offers for granted. It is time that many of us wake up and realise that life is short.

I was always taught to forgive as God forgives. I realise now how important forgiveness is. When we hold grudges against others they consume us. We concentrate so much on how they have hurt us that some of us do not realise that everything happens for a reason. When we hold on to the past or someone who has hurt us we are transferring energy that can be used for other things.

When we close our eyes every night we do not know if we will awake to see another day. Some of us do not even say a prayer before we go to bed, giving thanks for seeing another day and asking forgiveness for anything we have done. Too many of us take life for granted.

Instead of concentrating on the good around us we concentrate on the bad. We talk ill of others and we do not know the harm it can cause. We go to work every day and sometimes never take a moment to enjoy the scenery around us. We complain about our workload when others wish they had a job. We always look at the negative side of life but we never see the positive life has to offer.

Have you ever stopped to wonder when you die what will be said of you? I always do. We need to start giving back to our community. Help others who maybe in need.

Support each other and we will see how meaningful our life will become. Never look down on others as we never know what the future may hold when we may in turn require help as well.

When someone you know or is very close to you dies it always put things into perspective. Stop stressing on things that you cannot control and just enjoy life. Always say a prayer and leave it all in God’s hands. I was always taught that when you think you are at the end of your rope a breakthrough always happens. Many people are suffering with hypertension in Barbados — some are aware while others aren’t. Always remember that high blood pressure is a silent killer and many of us if we aren’t careful may develop strokes. Rita Ghatourney wrote: “Always choose to heal not to hurt, to forgive not to despise, to persevere not to quit, to smile not to frown and to love not to hate. At the end of the life what really matters most is not what we bought but what we built, not what we got but what we shared, not our competence but our character, and not our success but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life that cares.” Have a wonderful week ahead. One love!!!

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