We can only make plans for the future with hopes that we will live to see the sun rise again but the reality is, we can only be sure of today. We should love and forgive each other like it is the last day of our lives.
We might think that we have a lot of time with someone until something happens and alas, all our hopes are no more.
In 2018, tragedy hit Uganda when vibrant people full of life and hope partied on a boat cruise.
The waves of death lay waiting and regardless of who was responsible for the catastrophe, death opened wide its mouth and swallowed many loved ones.
It [death] did not care whether the victims were husbands or wives,parents or dear friends. It [death] just swallowed them until their dreams and anticipations evaporated along with their souls.
The agonising eulogies from spouses and friends reminded us to forgive each other daily, kiss passionately at every chance and spend more time with our loved ones. Someone you love or admire might be snatched from you by death, distance and others by other suitors.
Expressing your feelings to someone you love is not a sign of weakness. It is better to say it than to live your life regretting why you did not say I love you when you had a chance to.
Life is empty without loved ones. We may fight and not see eye-to-eye but do not create a permanent wall of anger, resentment and hate. These will just rob you of your joy and happiness. When accidents such as these happen, they remind us that we are not the anchors of our own lives though sometimes we are tempted to believe that we are.
However, reality is, we can ‘sign-out’ any time or day but when that happens, you want to have lived a life worth of being loved and missed.
To every family that lost a spouse, parent, sibling, child or friend may God soothe the pain and give the deceased a peaceful rest.