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If you knew the Last time will be the last time

Writer- Makana G. Nria
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Life is unpredictable. That is what makes it interesting. If all were certain, there would be less anxiety, but we would be bored.

We never know when the last time is going to be. It’s like a man eating cookies from a jar, and is unaware of how many pieces are inside. Every time he takes one delicious chocolate cookie, he has no assurance that there’ll be another when he reaches out again.

Very often, I see posts on social media elucidating the need for people to show love to others because…you never know. The realization is starker when a loved one or popular person dies unexpectedly. We had no idea that the last time we saw them would be the last time. 

Read: Death Of Loved Ones, Prior Gestures

We often wonder what we could have done differently. Some, filled with regret will say things like “He never knew how much I loved him”, “I was bearing a grudge when she died”, “Wish I had hugged him a little closer”.

But the feeling does not last forever. As the days pass by, the feeling of solemnity cast upon us by the sad events wear off and we are back to our old ways. We continue to miss calls, take people for granted, keep malice, forget to reach out and leave the electrifying words we ought to say to our loved ones buried in our chest. 

Like the man eating cookies, we do not savor every bite. Somehow, it feels like there would be another when we reach out. But…There will surely be a last time.

Read: Is Death An Open Sesame?
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If we knew it was going to be the last time, would we put our phones away?

We must cease making solemnity a feeling that lasts just a few days after a sad event. No. We must live hard. Not recklessly. Not without caution. But with courage. So when the end comes, we will face it without fear and regret knowing that though we did not do everything, we did some things. And that is enough.

What would you do differently if you knew the last time was going to be the last time?

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Amaka

I read this nd it left me thinking for some minutes
The one thing I would do differently should be going out with loved ones nd having fun more, this is something I never do.

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I bet we should all do this more… but then again, where is the time🥺

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Solchibuzor

I have come the realisation that time is never enough when you’re faced with finality. So I just hide myself in denial. Even when loved ones visit, you find that the day you already knew they’d be going tends to meet you “unawares”. We are a society of people who only appreciate rare things. We even hold auctions for rare things and sell them for exuberant prices. But when they were available, we rarely paid attention. So what do I am faced with a finite relationship? I just do my best to make sure that the last memory they have… Read more »

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Time is never enough indeed. If only we could see what’s coming.🥺

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Darius

There has never being a time when someone I was not in good terms with died and I felt bad and wished we had ironed out out differences.

All the people I have issues with or hold a grudge against are alive and kicking, hale and hearty, and I wish them good health, so I can pepper them when I finally blow.

I have only lost two people I truly loved. And I always wish I had the opportunity to tell them how much they mean to me.

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Solchibuzor

Hahahahahaha.

You’ve been secretly praying for your enemies to live very long so you can pepper dem abi?

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🤣🤣🤣

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The sincerity in this comment is everything 🤣🤣.

Going forward, cc the latest post about “Eulogies to Our loved ones stung by death”… you can share your story with us. Thank you💥

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Obama

There’s a lot of things I’d do and explore, If I can. . I also think [we] need to learn to LIVE in the moment and SAVOUR it. Many times what steals the joy of now is, “the hope for a better tomorrow”. We live with the impression that tomorrow will be better than today, while that might not be entirely true as you already cos life is truly what you make of it. One of the worst place to be is, not being able to tell someone how you feel before it’s too late. Life is for the living.… Read more »

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Like JK Rowling said “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure”.

Is death adventurous? We never know, what we know is that life is. Let’s make the best of life then. Thank you