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Reflections in Life

Updated on February 1, 2013

Life is short, as people have always said. I guess it's true as we've lost my dad in 2010. He was only 65. We didn't even know he was that sick. I still feel sad when I think about it. We weren't exactly close the few years prior to his passing, but I was daddy's girl all my life.

Losing a loved one made me look at life differently. It surely changed me in ways I couldn't explain. All I know is I woke up one day with a different perspective in life. We are after all living on borrowed time. And though we don't know when it's our time to go, we can choose to live our lives fully.. embrace life, do as much good as you can, touch lives positively, enjoy and love every moment of being alive, and remember to spend lots of time with loved ones and family. Then, when it's time to go, you know you're ready.

So why am I suddenly writing about this? You see, I've finally taken the ultrasound test that I've been putting off for awhile. Although I'm not a health buff, I'm not some worthless slob either. It just feels strange to know that I'm not as healthy as I thought I was. I don't want to be melodramatic all of a sudden. No, it's not life threatening either, at least not as far as I know. I have yet to consult with my doctor about the results of my test. Yet there's a nagging feeling that life is uncertain.

“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.”

The quote in itself has a story. Some attribute it to William Penn or Mahatma Gandhi. I've read on Wikiquote though that it's attributed to Stephen Grellet. It doesn't matter I suppose. What matters is the message in the quote.

If you've read my hubpage, do me a favor, take time out to hug and thank a loved one. Tell them you love them. You never know when it's going to be the last time you do so. ^_^

Updates: (12/04/2012) My myoma operation in May went well. I would like to think that I'm recovering fully well. One thing for sure. I'm resolved to think positively from now on so my body won't feel sick. Another Christmas season is coming soon and I'm just happy to spend it with my family, esp. my mom and daughter.

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      7 years ago from United States

      What a nice Hub - I rated this UP, AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL, and INTERESTING.

      Thanks for writing such a positive message and I will implement you last paragraph today! Great advise and I hope you get a lot of great comments on your Hub.


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