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‘The gift of life.’

‘The gift of life.’

“Enjoy this moment. This moment is your precious life.”

-Debasish Mridha

Today is day 5 of my 66-day habit installation protocol. The new habit is waking up at 5 am every day and spending the first 60 minutes to better my mindset, heart set, soul set and health set. Terms and concepts from The 5 am club. This article might not be entertaining but it gets real for sure.

Today as I spent the 20 minutes of the hour reflecting, I suddenly remembered a beloved old friend of mine, who unfortunately had passed away many years ago. Although he was my junior in college, we were the same age and I was very fond of him. He was truly an amazing person. Him not being there now is a constant reminder of how life is so precious yet undervalued.

We always take for granted the day that we get and the fact that we were able to wake up every morning. We tend to worry about things so trivial and immaterial. If you look back at the last thing you were upset about and take a moment to consider whether it was worth it or not, all the while being conscious of the fact that you are alive in the first place to be able to have these trivial disagreements with yourself, you would realize how naive and foolish you’ve been.

Just remember, that when you woke up today morning, a great number of people around the world weren’t as lucky. So it only makes sense, that you cherish the day that you have been given and be the best version of yourself that you can be. Life is like that blockbuster movie that you take on rent. It has a return date. So, make sure you watch that movie as many times as you would like to and make the most of every minute of every day.

Although these thoughts come from a place of grief, there is still great joy in what I would like for you to take out of this. Life is not a sad thing. We have unfortunate events happen to help us so that we may further appreciate the good things in life. Imagine a world without anything negative or unfortunate. You would not see great value in the vast joys of life. So the next time you see your wife, embrace her, the next time your kid gets an ‘F’, tell him it’s okay and that you still love him. The next time you see a friend, be sure to let them know how they make you feel. The next time you speak to your parents, tell them you love them. Life is too short for formalities. Have a joyous day.


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