I recently finished watching “Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows” and may I just say what a brilliant movie. I’m not going to reveal the movie to you, but towards the end there was one word that stuck out to me, Inevitable. For us nerds out there when we hear that word we think of the Matrix, Mr. Anderson.
Inevitable- incapable of being avoided. Death, human emotions, and change are some that come to mind. Most of us have experienced death in the past, some are grieving right now, and all of us will in the future. According to Rick Bobby, “98% of us will die at some point in our lives.” I’m glad I am part of that 2%. But really for most people that is their biggest fear, dying.
Why are we so afraid of dying? Are we scared of where we will go once we are dead? Is it because some of us are claustrophobic? Or like being cold rather than on fire? The inevitable… death, there’s a millon way to die. Which one will make you cry to the point that you crack, and even make you quiver in your boots. Why are we truly afraid of the inevitable. Is it because we haven’t lived to the fullest or is it the people we leave behind?
I had a movie date with my mom not too long ago. we watched “A Thousand Words.” Eddie Murphy received a tree as a gift from the universe. This was no ordinary tree. It was a tree of life…or death. Every time he spoke or wrote a word a leaf would fall off. We all know that a tree that loses it’s leaves is going to die. Once he realized he was down to his few leaves he changed his life perspective.
My challenge to you is, live each day like it is your only day. Make the people you leave behind tell the story of you. Make them tell the story of how you affected their life.