Life and Death

We have all heard the phrase “Live life to the fullest.” It’s kind of a tired saying but it still has a relevant meaning. This past week’s events have brought this saying to the front of my mind. The Boston Marathon bombing is one example. Those people were running a marathon. They were doing something that they enjoyed and were working toward a goal. Going into the marathon, the runners weren’t in fear of losing their life because of a bomb being placed at the finish line. To their surprise, and to many other people around the world, a bomb was placed at the finish line that killed a few people and injured many more. This event is truly a tragedy. Why did those people have to die? Why did this have to happen? I don’t know the answer to those questions but I can’t help but think that those people died doing something that they loved. If you had the choice would you want to die when you are happy or when you are sad? I’m definitely not saying that it was okay for those people to die. I’m just saying at least they were happy when they died.

Other things this week have shown me the same reoccurring theme of living life to the fullest. My best friend’s grandma died this week and I attended the wake. My teacher told us a story about how his son could have been born without a brain and upon being delivered would have died. These things tugged at my heart-strings because life is precious. It can end or it can not even start in the first place. I’ve been reminded to do things that I want, to smile, and to laugh. People should live their life surrounded by people they love. They should do things that make them happy and take breaks from their everyday lives.

Unexpected things happen every day at the most unexpected times and places. People get hurt, people die, but people also feel happiness. Unexpected things can be good or bad. It’s your choice how you view things. Maybe you always look on the bright side or maybe you take a more negative view on situations. Either way, these unexpected events happen everyday and they are a part of everyone’s lives. Our lives are shaped by these unexpected events in some way. It’s important to be thankful for what you have because it can always be worse. You have to move on from bad things and live your life. You have to appreciate the little things because they could be gone in an unexpected instant. Go about your life with a smile on your face and let people know how much you appreciate them. Life can end at the most unexpected times but your life can begin whenever you choose to take action. Make your life a great one so when it is time for you to leave this earth, you won’t have any regrets.


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