Time flies, things change, people change, and life still goes on.
As I am getting older, I start to understand this better.
Everything is temporary. Sadness, suffering, pain, happiness, joy, love, friendship, relationship, family, friends are all temporary.
Even you, yourself, are also temporary. Your thoughts, your appearance, your feeling, your preferences can be changed through time.
The only thing that stays forever is breath. It will be forever until the day it stops functioning.
Besides that, EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY.
That’s what makes LIFE is a journey. Those temporary things are like the flowers along the way to reach the end of the journey. There is nothing at the end of the journey. It is those flowers that keep us enjoy the journey.
Sometimes, we laugh; sometimes, we cry; and some other times, we want to give up because we think we cannot get through the obstacle that happens along the way. Every time we struggle, we always feel like that is how we are living for the rest of our lives. We usually forget that it’s just a part of the journey.
It is a matter of choice when we reach the crossroad. We often ask ourselves which road should we choose? If we decide to turn left, we often wonder how does the road on the right side look like? Maybe it is better than the one we chose? Maybe it is easier than the one we are walking on? If we could choose again, maybe we would have chosen to turn right instead of left? Everyone is having the same dilemma when we are facing problems. We usually say that we made the right decision when things turned out well.
Sometimes, we have to stop wondering about the road we did not choose and enjoy the one that we chose. Everything happens for a reason. Everything is a part of the journey whether it is good or bad; we need to remember that it is just temporary.
Reaching this age, I do not have anyone whom I can call ‘best friend’ anymore. I was so happy to call someone ‘best friend’ when I was young. As time goes by, we are all apart, communication gets lesser and lesser, a close friendship has started to fade away until we reach the point where we become just friends or even worse, just acquaintances.
It is not because we have any problems but it just naturally happens that way. We cannot stick together as we always did when we were young. We have our personal matters to deal with, different paths to walk on, and different goals to pursue. Even though we try to maintain communication, keep in touch with each other; still, one day, we run out of the topic to talk. It does not mean that we do not want to update how is our life going, but we do not know where to start since it has been a long time since we talked. A lot of things are going on.
We are apart from friends who once were close to us, and getting close to new friends who we are spending time with. Later on, we will be apart from them and get close to the other friends as well. That is how we are living our lives.
It is very important to cherish every moment you spend with the surrounding people. Make every moment worth and consider it as the last moment you spend together because you do not know when you are going to be away from each other and how far we are going to be apart.
At the end of the day, all we have left is the memories of the moments we were together, the smiles we had in the photographs, the comments we wrote and the posts we are tagged on each other’s Facebook or Instagram, the laughs we had in the videos we took, and so on.
During a life journey, people come and leave. No one will stay in our life forever even our family. It was hard to accept at first but as we are getting older, we naturally accept it because we realize that: