It has finally happened: summer is officially over. And for the first time in a few years, it pains me that this has happened. Instead of having perfectly bright, autumn, brisk mornings, we get cold rain and cloudy skies. Here is to hoping the weather improves! Now a recap of my week and some thoughts that have been in my mind…
Earlier last week, I received some sad news. On Tuesday, September 19, Mexico was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake. Just 12 days before that it had been hit by a 8.1 earthquake. I first found about it from my sister’s text where she told us (my family and I) that she was fine. I was relieved to hear she was okay. However, I had forgotten that my dad was going to be in Mexico City that day. When I heard that my dad was there I immediately started praying for his welfare. It took longer to hear back from him and I promise, 18 minutes have never ever passed by so slowly. Finally, he contacted us and said he, too, was fine.
Moments like this certainly make you revaluate what you hold as important. As I was waiting to hear back from my dad, I started thinking how insignificant everything seemed compared to loosing someone you love. I am blessed to not have lost anyone on Tuesday and for that I am and will be eternally grateful. Nevertheless, the experience has shed a much needed light to the things that really matter in life.
We get so worried about trivial things. We get annoyed by inconsequential things. We act ungratefully towards each other. We overlook our blessings constantly. We take for granted too many things. And in the end, I think we would have wished we hadn’t. Life is better than our bad days, bigger than our fears, and shorter than it appears to be. I hope that from this day onward, neither you nor I will take from granted anything that is good in life because things can change literally in a blink of eye.