If you haven’t already heard the story, an SUV carrying a Bronx, NY family met an untimely demise when the SUV went off the Bronx River Parkway killing everyone inside Bronx River Parkway. The story is beyond sad and the surviving family member simply states “I want to die”. Chills engulfed my entire body upon reading the details of the story. Not that suicide should ever be an option, but how can this man feel any other way when he’s lost so much and feels so empty? No one can or wants to imagine the magnitude of his pain, loss, and suffering as he’s going through this tragic ordeal, which leads me to the point of this post; TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED! We do not know the time nor the hour when we will be called from this earth and this tragedy; like many others, serves as yet another reminder that we must learn to live and love while we have the time to. Embrace your family and friends and let them know how you feel; tell them you love them while you have the chance. Live your life fully; wholly and disgard the grudges, anger, bitterness that keeps you emotionally hostage. There is NO encore; no do-overs; not thinking we can do it tomorrow as tomorrow may never come. Opportunities are here now and we must sieze them in their totality. Yes, we must work; we must pay bills, etc; however, we must LIVE. We must LOVE. We must make the most out of everything we have in order to be happy, fulfilled, and satisfied with our lives. So, make those calls; send those emails, texts, or go visit someone. Take the trip you wanted to; do whatever you need to sieze the moment; it may never come again.
In closing, please take a moment to pray for Mr. Gonzalez as he navigates his way through the sea of emotions he’s going through right now. His loss is great and kind words and positive vibes; even anonymously can give him some comfort, peace, and hope.
That is all!