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The fact that human beings come to terms with the idea of death and how fragile life is is fascinating.

From an early age, we learn that our lives are not ours to keep. They can be taken away at any moment and that’s okay; we just have to keep hopeful that that happens later than sooner.

Yet, it is even more fascinating how we struggle with the idea and occasion of loss in our lives. You know, loss of a loved one (by death), loss of a friendship, the end of a marriage or relationship, the loss of a job, etc. It is like we expect everything that we get or own to last forever.

And that is the irony. We have accepted death as our ultimate fate, but struggle in seeing that what we get or own is, in the same manner, not ours to keep forever. We promise to love forever, yet we know that ‘forever’ is limited to our lifespans. And even then, no one can guarantee that our lifespans end at the exact same time.

It is 5:27 a.m. and these are the thoughts that woke me from my sleep. I have come to the conclusion that if we were to regard everything we get or own in the same way we do our lives, maybe we would be able to live more meaningful lives and deal better with all kinds of losses in our lives.

Maybe the loss of a loved one would be easier when we live knowing that we will lose them (or they us) at some point. And that’s okay. Because it has to be.

Maybe the termination of a marriage or long-term relationship would not take its toll on our emotional well-being if all along we live with the notion that ‘forever’ does not mean ‘eternity’.

And maybe we would learn to appreciate our jobs better if we managed not to hold onto them and make our lives entirely dependent on the income we get from them, because we can be as easily replaced as we replaced others or be retrenched.

What I am telling you this beautiful tuesday morning is, be grateful for what you get or own but do not hold on it. Like your life, it is not yours to keep forever. And even if you’re lucky enough to keep it forever, forever only means as long as you are alive.

Accept that every good thing must come to an end, just like a good life. Well, all lives are good. https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v6/f7f/1/16/1f60a.png
Carry on!

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Blah blah blah !
Who put a piriton in my tea ?

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very deeeeeeeeeeeeeeep ,

where do we go when we die ?

no one has ever come back to say where they had been kept:D

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Sijasoma na sioni nikisoma

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si hii inspiration ungeweka kwa General … was hoping to see some dryfry threshold Manenos

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Deeeep down under.

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