Nov 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Lessons that my dying cat, Bob, taught me about life and living

Bob was run over by my mother that fateful evening, a classic case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I watched sadly as he took the last breath of his proverbial nine lives took and in a split second he was gone. As I watched its lights gradually dim and eventually go out, I had a revelation about the true meaning of life.

I found his death a metaphor for life – one minute you live, the next are you gone . Death is inevitable. The sad thing about life is that everyone will die, but not all of them have lived.

It is tragic that after you die, your life is summed up in one line. Whether you died giving birth or after a century of living well, it all will boil down to this point. My question to you is: what are you doing with your Dash? And how is it summarized?

Time is too precious to waste. Learn to live without regrets. We are all ticking time bombs and every year you have lived you unknowingly pass the day of your future death. So let’s learn to live in the moment and enjoy each day as if it were the last.

Grail less and smile often and remember, don’t worry about tomorrow because you will get the blessings miss today. Approach each day with a heart of gratitude and watch it all come together.

Unnecessary battles

Appreciate your inner peace, your emotional wellbeing, and always prioritize your spiritual ones Bless you. Strengthen your path with God.

Learn to let things slide to avoid resentments and take up unnecessary battles. Take the risk now and make up your mind to chase your dreams. Nelson Mandela once said, “There is no passion to play small and settle for a life less than who you are.” Most of us are blinded by money – all we do is to make more of it.

Money shouldn’t be our only purpose in life. Make an effort to live better and connect with people by putting a smile on their faces.

Have a great week!

Carlos studies construction management at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Are you 10-20 years old and want to become Nation’s young reporter? Email your 400-600 word article to [emailprotected]