Life is too short not to live it to the fullest. When my grandma died a few weeks ago, we all felt sad because we lost a doting grandmother and surely we will miss her but it wasn’t a sad death because she died peacefully in her bed. We could only imagine her now watching over us from heaven. Her last few days were filled with happy memories. When I visited her last New Year’s eve, she told me a lot of wonderful stories on her 98th birthday. She was more than happy and it was unforgettable that she shared all the details how the celebration turned out. She died without burdens to carry on to the next life. She lived a happy, contented and full life.
So life is short but it becomes shorter when sickness takes it away. Last week, I accompanied my daughter to attend the wake of her classmate who died at the age of 16. I didn’t know her classmate personally but I cried at the wake when I see the grieving mom at the burial. My heart cried and gave comfort to the mother who just lost a son who died of cancer. We never really know when death comes, so cherish every single moment of life.
“As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” – Leonardo DaVinci