Earlier I was shocked by the news that @bbghitte have told me and @Firenze about one person. And just this evening she again had another sad news for us. She told us that she saw a post that dunnadelicious passed away this morning. Remember the person that I have mentioned in my article, helping people, a few days ago? Sadly, she had already joined our Creator.
Her scheduled operation last Wednesday was suspended due to some complications. As I have read the updates from the link, she was brought into the ICU yesterday afternoon as her blood pressure was dropping. I had goosebumps after finding out about her passing. I may not know her personally but I was really saddened by the news. I am sending my deepest condolences to the bereaved family and I also would want to thank everyone who have helped the family whether through financial assistance or through prayers. I hope we can still continue to pray for Donna's family to give them all the strength that they needed while they are grieving.
After knowing about Donna, I went back to reading some articles and I read bbghitte's article, Life is precious. It may have been published a few weeks ago but it was also about life and death.
Indeed, death is inevitable. We do not know how much time we have left here on Earth. I even sent a Filipino drama link to bbghitte and Firenze where a girl had the gift or power to know how much time a person has left if she happens to touch their hands. I remembered the American supernatural horror film, Countdown, when I watched the trailer of this said Filipino drama. Would you want to know how much time left you have or you are ok not knowing about it?
I have already published an article before about D-day and death. I even said that I am ok to die if it was really my time. Thinking about it, I am not sure of the legacy that I would be leaving behind. In terms of money and property, I must say that I do not have any of those yet. But how about a legacy that is more than valuable than money or any material things? I am not sure if there has been something that I have did that I can pass on to the younger generations. Or was I good enough for people to remember me even after I die.
There was a Filipino movie that I have watched before where he faked his own death so that he can attend his own funeral. He also wanted to see the people who will be present during his wake or what people would have to say about him. They say that when you die, people will remember all the good things that you have done and they forget about the wrong ones. It is also in funeral where people will say a lot of good words and stories about you.
How do you want to leave a mark on this world? What do you think would be the legacy that you would leave behind? Just thinking about those things I feel like I have been a very bad person for not knowing any good deed that I am going to leave. LOL. Ask me about the bad things that I have did in the past and I already have a lot in mind. LOL. People will know me as a friendly and jolly person. I am a person who loves to eat and enjoys cooking. Why am I getting too emotional while I am talking about myself? LOL. Being a Libra, I am really just and fair. I tend to overthink things. But I am a person who really values her family and friends. I am someone who is a dog lover and has a big heart not just to animals but also to humans most especially to people who are good and in need. With regards to donations, contributions, fund raisings or foundations, I must say that I am just starting out. I usually help other people not with money but more on words and prayers. Even if I were to help someone in cash or in kind, I feel like I am not the person who would broadcast it. I know that there are people who posts about how they help other people and I really admire them for that. But it is with the people who help behind the camera that I admire most. It makes me believe that there are still some good people here on Earth.
This article is not to pressure anyone on how you want to leave a mark on this world. Rather this is just a reminder that as early as now, we should continue doing good deeds if we really want our loved ones to remember us as how we want to be remembered. This is also a reminder that life ia indeed precious and we have to value it the most especially we do not know how much time we have left. Isn't it going to be nice if we will leave a good legacy not just for our family but for other people as well? How I am going to start with it? Honestly, I still do not know but I have already thought about it when I have published my articles about death before. After reading this, I hope we can all start living a good life so we can leave a good legacy.
P.S. I have used this photo as lead image in one of my past articles. This was during my uncle's wake years ago.