Have An Enlightening Halloween

Halloween, as we are all well aware of, is a holiday in which we try our best to scare those around us with costumes and spooky decorations, and then proceed to pig out on all the leftover candy. If you think about it, our lives can be compared to this much anticipated holiday in the sense that as kids, we can’t wait for the thrill of getting scared during Halloween and the excitement of collecting as many sweets as possible. However, as we get older, we come to realize that we will faced with a lot more scares than we would like to imagine. Illnesses, accidents, losses, etc. will come into our lives when we least expect them and they will change the way we perceive life and the way we live each and every day.

No matter how hard we try to prevent something bad from happening, it is only a matter of time before an unexpected occurrence takes place and leaves us in shock and disbelief. We can let these bad situations result in depression and solitude or we can try our best to continue living life to the fullest and enjoying each and every moment given to us. I recently read a great book by Mitch Albom, titled “The Time Keeper,” and thoroughly enjoyed the following quote. “There is a reason GOD limits our days…to make each one precious.” There is no guarantee as to how many days, months, years, or even breaths we will have on earth. Our time here is limited, as is our time with those we love.

I hope you all enjoy your Halloween now that the end of October is among us, but really try and remember: Scares will happen to us throughout our lives; it’s just the way life works. However, sweets will always be within reaching distance, and that is truly up to us to take advantage of at any given moment.

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Blink of An Eye

A short while ago, a family friend passed away from what doctors believe was a heart attack. It was quite the shock, and as we are still coping with the loss of a loved one, I wrote something in his honor, which I hope you all will enjoy.

Life can cease in the blink of an eye,
Just a few breaths too little, and then you die.
Feelings are empty, emotions are lost; the world is scary and cold.
Everything is gone but my love for you, I will always hold.

We often lose track of the beauties close at hand,
That once our life has ended, it will all just be bland.
One blink only, and your whole world can change,
It will never be the same, for it will all feel so strange.

Your world is not over, it is nowhere near done,
There is so much ahead; life has barely begun.
Do not fret though, for an angel is always near,
Your loved one is forever wathcing over; this, I promise you dear.