When your everlasting life comes to a stop and your heart beat grows still, you want to say that you have accomplished something in life and you want to be able to say, “I have learned something priceless from my life experience.”
Benjamin Liu of Camino Grove Elementary
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – by Benjamin Liu, a 5th grader at Camino Grove Elementary – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Before you pass away, you want to know that your life was not a wasted experience. Life is something you do not want to waste. It matters if people want to clutch this experience in their hands, explore it, and bring joy to themselves and others.
When you open the heavenly gates after you pass away, there are three questions you will be asked to gauge if you have done what you wanted in life. Whether you believe or not, you should always keep these three questions in mind. The first question is: Have you experienced joy in your life? The answer to this question tells if you have really had fun in your life in any way, and enjoyed having this experience beside you. It proves that you did not waste arguably the best experience you may ever have. Don’t turn your life into junk, but make it worth something.
The second question is: Are you proud of what you have done? This question tells if you were really confident of what you did in your life. Do you think what you have done in this experience is right and are you proud of what you covered in life? Many people want to know in their mind that they are proud of what they accomplished in this priceless valuable life. Do not put a big stone on your shoulder, but really think about these two questions, as they are always someone’s goals of life.
The third question is: did you bring any joy to other people’s lives? Bringing joy to other people is like blossoming a flower. Life is for everybody and without some qualities, people will have to live in misery. Everybody must work together to sustain these qualities to make the world an experience that everybody is able to enjoy. Always try your best to bring joy to someone else in your life, and to make others happy for the better. We know that our own life is important, but we should always do our best to help others have their own great journey.
On your way out of the life journey, be sure to respect and show deep kindness to the friends and family who have aided you along the path. Open yourself to the world and express the thankfulness of being able to live and being able to experience joy when many others could not. Giving thanks to those who have helped you spotlights your true kindness and respect for them. This is an important rule before you pass away, because people know that you are thankful for all the times that they have helped you for the better. Remember this and never forget it. Do not ever leave someone that has helped and aided you with the feeling that you never appreciated what they did for you. Always show that you are thankful for others’ kind actions.
In conclusion, before you let go of life, make sure that you bring joy to your life, do things for the better that you can be proud of, and show respect for those who have helped you along the way. Don’t let life slip away from your hands for the worse. Always remember to open your heart to the world and accomplish the goals of your life. Joy is not found in one man nor a group of men, but in all men.
As Charlie Chaplin once said. “You, the people, have the power to create happiness. You, the people, have the power to make life free and beautiful, and to make it a wonderful adventure.” Don’t waste life.