My reflections on human relations and mortality.

In life, we often need rude awakenings to realise how important people are. It’s rightly said, you only realise the true worth and value of something, when it’s gone.

This also applies to human relationships. We might sometimes overlook the fact that humans are mortals. We are born to die, and Death is unavoidable, inevitable and unstoppable. Our time on Earth is pretty much like a sand clock. The sand starts trickling down, as soon as we take our first breaths and open our eyes. Time is swiftly running out, and maybe that’s why we should try to soak it all in, and live in the moment.

I’ve come to the realisation that we’re always, subconsciously making memories . Just know that the people you’re making memories with NOW, might not always be around.

Humans are blessed with supreme intelligence and high-handedness over lower organisms, and have their throne at the top of the animal kingdom. But this boon of speech, thought, expression, emotions and capabilities comes attached with the tag of mortality.

While trying to survive in our fast-paced lives, we tend to forget how important the people in our lives are. We often tend to take them for granted, expect them to perform a stipulated set of duties for us, and always be around to meet our needs . Here’s a super quick reality check- They’re not going to be around forever .

While fostering relationships is simple, always being there for each other, and supporting each other is hard. We have to express ourselves, and always be sure to show our appreciation for our loved ones.

Don’t put it off for another day. Telling your loved ones what they mean to you, and how much you love them, is so vital. While they are around, let them know that you love them as many times as you can.

My purpose of sharing my thoughts on this subject is not to plant a ‘fear’ of the unforeseen in your minds- it’s just to let you know that it’s important to love and appreciate those you know, and hold them closer to your heart.

Life is full of unexpected hurdles and surprises and rude awakenings. You’ll sometimes not realise the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. You’ll watch moments fade with the passage of time. You’ll forget insignificant details, but you’ll never forget the people you love.

Let your family and friends know that they’re loved. When was the last time you told them that you loved them? Pick up your phone, and speak to someone you’ve been wanting to, but have never had the time to, or rather, never tried to make the time to talk to them.

Cherish the company of the people you love. Loving and being loved is the greatest feeling in the world.

I hope you have a great, fruitful and purposeful day, surrounded by your loved ones.❤