One of the three last wishes of Alexander the Great was, he wanted people
to know that we came empty handed into this world and empty handed we go
out of this world.
us wants a perfect ending but I've learned, the hard way, that some
poems do not rhyme; that some stories do not have a clear beginning,
middle, nor end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the
moment, making the best and enjoying it.
Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be
achieved. ~William Jennings Bryan
lifetime is not forever, it's only temporary. So let's not wait for the
second chance, but take the first one that comes along because
sometimes, there are no second chances! If it turns out to be a
mistake, that is life! We never get a second chance at something that we
did not take a first chance at. That's true failure.
believe in luck, leaving things to chance and outside world. I believe
in being master of our fate, taking action and creating our own path and
destiny in life. Our life is ours to create. Someone may walk with us on
our path of life but no one can walk for us.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it
also becomes richer and happier.—Albert Schweitzer
or later we'll learn that in life, it is not what we've gathered but
what we've scattered that matters. What matters at the end is how long
we will be remembered, by whom and for what.
The following tale
invites us to live a
pure unselfish life, to count nothing as our own
the midst of abundance for we come to this world with nothing, we leave
this world with nothing.
As the story goes, a man died and when he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a
suitcase in his hand. God said: Alright son, it's time to go. Surprised,
the man responded: Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans... I'm sorry but
it's time to go, God insisted.
What do you have in that suitcase? The man asked. God answered: Your
belongings. My belongings? You mean my things, my clothes, my money? God
answered: Those things were not yours, they belonged to the earth.
Is it my memories? The man asked. God answered: Those never belonged to
you, they belonged to time.
Is it my talents? God answered: Those were never yours, they belonged to
Is it my friends and family? God answered: I'm sorry they were never
yours, they belonged to the path.
Is it my wife and son? God answered: They were never yours, the belonged
to your heart.
Is it my body? God answered: That was never yours, it belonged to the
Is it my soul? God answered: No, that is mine.
Full of fear, the man took the suitcase from god and opened it, just to
find out the suitcase was empty. With tears coming down his cheek the
man said: I never had anything???
God answered: That is correct, every moment you lived were only yours.
Life is just a moment that belongs to you.
For these reasons, let us enjoy the time while we have it and don't let
anything that we think we own stop us from doing so.
Don't forget to be happy, that is the only thing that matters. Materials
things and everything else that we fought for stay here.
can't take anything along...let's enjoy life now, it has an expiration
date. Let us relish every second we live.
By Tim Pedrosa
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every
wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on
their island of opportunities and look toward another
land. There is no other land; there is no other life but
this. -Henry David Thoreau