It’s A Beautiful Life

“It’s a beautiful day, unlike yesterday/It will be better tomorrow than it is today/So, forget your worries, let us play/And we can party all night and have fun/Till everybody goes la la la la la la la la la” – Emeka (Beautiful Day)

I almost died this week.

The plumbing broke and leaked water into walls and it got in contact with the electrical wiring in my apartment.

I almost got electrocuted in the bathroom.

I saw my life flash right before my eyes.

I also got some of my brightest ideas ever this week. After the near-death experience actually.

The irony.

So, just like everyone else that has gone before me, I could have died with all these ideas inside of me.

The reality is humbling.

I’ve been thoroughly stressed by the lawyer managing my apartment.

I’ve barely slept.

I have a backlog of work that I haven’t been able to finish because I’ve been traumatised.

And then, my favourite team lost a cup final under the most bizarre circumstances.

I emptied my Shazam library.

I took a boat ride.

Two boat rides actually.

And then went to a party with friends.

I can’t even complain.

This week was a kind reminder that:

Life is crazy.

Life is beautiful.

Life is ugly.

Lots of ups.

Lots of downs.

Lots of highs.

Lots of lows.

Sometimes there’s order.

Sometimes there’s chaos.

Just like everything in nature.

And no matter how long you live, life is short.

The best you can do is give everything of yourself at every moment in time.

Everything of the very best of your time, money, love, energy and attention.

The very best of the highest form of yourself.

Every single second is so damn important and shouldn’t be wasted.

Never forget.

Plus, be grateful for everything.

Everything plus what’s in between is what makes life beautiful.

Uche Okoro

Writer. Sales & Marketing. Business & Investing Afficionado.

  • rilblog1

    You're a rare type of exceptional. Nice write-up. Thank God you didn't die o

    • Uche Okoro

      Thank God, yeah. Thanks for your kind words. Thank you for reading.

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