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15 minutes - #Trust30 - day 1

I have just discovered I have fifteen minutes to live... I can only use this post to leave behind what I want to leave behind. To tell the story.

Kind of makes me think of the song "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" by Baz Luhrmann. :-) What do I want to leave behind? What do I want to pass on to my children? That they should live by their hearts, not by their brain? I don't know... maybe... Not always, but it is a good basic guideline. Aim high. Higher.

Life is series of connected events. Treat the people you meet with respect. You will meet them again. Maybe in another place, maybe in totally different surroundings, but you will meet them again. I have tried to be a good person. Do good. Live by your own rules. Don't let anybody tell you what to do. It's your life. Live it to the fullest. Every day is a day filled with opportunities. Some will lead to good. Some will lead to bad. But in the end, life is good. And life has a way...

Can you make your dreams come true? No. At least not all of them. Yes. Some of them. Be careful though. Not all your dreams are worth risking everything for it. Risking everything can lead to trouble. But then again life is due to have some trouble, so what is the risk, really?

Baz says, in his song: "Don't be reckless with other people's hearts and don't put up with people who are reckless with yours." This may just be the most difficult thing to do... Both ways. Living your life will lead to encounters with people. Care. Love. Broken hearts. Mended hearts. Choices to make. Is there straightforward advice here? I don't think so. Life happens. Life is a long series of encounters with people. You meet someone who introduces you to someone else, who then introduces you to yet another person. And so life goes on. Tracing it back now, it is so strange to find how every encounter meant something in my life, made me take a certain road or turn my back on another. I've been lucky to meet people who have taught me many different things. People that became good friends. Business gone good. Business gone bad. Friendships stopped. Friendships picked up after a great many years.

I read somewhere... Some people are here for a season, some people are here for a reason, some people are here for life. The ones in the last category can be counted on one hand. The true friends. They are not always there, but they are there when you need them.

Is this the story I want to be telling in these fifteen minutes? Maybe it is. Maybe it isn't. I have only a few minutes left. So now is the time to say sorry to all the people I have hurt. Knowingly, unknowingly. I am sorry. Truely sorry, not just storybook sorry. All my life, I have tried to be a good person. Sometimes I was. Sometimes I was not. I have tried to make up what went wrong. Some things were mendable, others were broken for ever. Thank you to all the people who made my life worth living. I could not have lived without you.

One minute left. Let's take the time for silence. No more reading. You read enough. There is so much to learn every day. But maybe now, this last minute. It is time to be still. Do nothing. Just stay here one more minute. Look at the bamboo picture background. And sit back and relax. To help... here's a one minute meditation. You don't have to listen to the sound...

The end. Have a good life everyone.


This post was written because I committed to the pledge to create something on my blog or journal following the Trust Yourself prompts beginning May 31st.

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