If you were forced to walk out of your house right now…
With nothing but the clothes on your back…
What would you carry?
What would leave behind?
Would you carry your trusted phone, laptop, wallet…what?
Circumstances Beyond Your Control
A dear friend of mine from Sudan, found himself in a very helpless situation some years back. He was running for his life. He was alone. His country was at war. He was caught right in the midst. It was the darkest time of his life, but he tells me that he could not have had his life any other way.
He appreciates life so much because he has seen death. He once asked me something I will never forget that I want to share with you. “Veeh, can you imagine leaving your house without even closing the door…you know you will never come back.” I just cried.
Every time I remember that conservation I am overwhelmed by sadness.Yet I feel comfort because things did turn out just fine. Back then I couldn’t answer his question… It was a good wake up call for me.
Nothing Is Mine
God forbid, but if something happened to the area you live.And you had to immediately evacuate.
What would you not leave behind?
What would you carry that would not drag you down?
I recently watched a documentary where a certain town was been ravaged by wildfire. As the residents were being evacuated. One guy rushed back to his house amidst the protests of the firemen. Then he came out crying because he couldn’t find anything in his house that he wanted to save. Nothing!
That got me thinking, what treasures are more important? The ones we can see and hold. Or the ones we can only feel with our hearts.
Money is important I admit…I love money. It will buy good clothes, put a roof over your head, put food in your tummy and give you any material thing you may desire. But is accumulating wealth enough really? To some extent no, as humans we need more…much more.
As you go through life accumulate beautiful experiences.
Treasure your friends, your family, be kind to others, enjoy life. Don’t ever settle for less. Life is too short…
One day, if you are ever forced by circumstances, to leave your house without closing the door. You won’t rush back in panic wondering what to salvage.
Instead, you will know that you already have what you need. No one can take away your precious memories and experiences from you. And anyway, you can always start life over anywhere at any time. My dear friend did it and so can you.
What experiences are you currently accumulating?
What life choices are you making now?
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