Live Forever

Sushma Shrestha
Grade 9
MVA Upper Elementary Level

‘Life’, the four alphabet word, has its meaning beyond 26 alphabets. Different people have different perception towards life. No one has been able to get its perfect definition. Some consider it a boon, some debt while some consider it a curse. We spent it in regret, crying and thinking for future neglecting our present when life isn’t limited within us. Life is much more to do and much more to explore. Life is to live our dreams. While in todays’ world, it can be defined as learning to smile innocently like the children without selfie, learning to enjoy without drinks, learning to dream without drugs and learning to love and care beyond conditions. In life we get so busy in regretting that we actually forget how to live. Saying by Helen Keller says that all, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens. But, often, we simply don’t notice the one that is open for us.”

Live the life by living for others. The satisfaction and happiness it provides is something difficult to express in words. Entire life should not be lived by thinking only about ourselves, but whenever we do so, we must ensure that it is being done by heart. Pass your smile to everyone you meet, so that the one who sees you shall see the life from a different angle. Support a teenager with your blood who has recently been pulled from the wreckage of his bike so that he might live to see his grandchildren play the light of hopes in his parents’ eyes. Use up your free time to engage yourself with the oldies so you might gain some companion and they might gain a trustworthy helping hand. Scientific study shows that, the probability of you being born was about 1 in 400 trillion. Value your life and yourself to be valued by others.

Within the happiness of birth, there always lies the fate of death. We know a day will come when our body will lie beneath a white sheet over four corners of mattress in a busy hospital of dying and living people. At a certain moment, a doctor will determine that our brain has ceased to function and so does our life. When that happens to me please don’t try to instill artificial life inside me through the use of machines. Do not call it my death bed. Let it be called the bed of life and let my body be taken from it to help others live their life to the fullest.

Give my eyes to a man who has never witnessed a sunrise, a baby’s face or the love in the eyes of a woman. Give my heart to a person whose own heart may have caused nothing but endless days of pain and sufferings. Give my kidney to someone who depends upon dialyzer to exist from week to week. Take my bones, every muscle, every fibre and nerves from my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk. Explore every corner of my brain. Take my cells if necessary and let them grow so that a speechless boy will shout at the crack of bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against the window.

Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds so that the bud will turn out into a new flower and spray the fragrance. Either, you shall bury something of me then let it be my faults, my weakness, and all prejudice against the fellowmen. Give my sins to the devil and my soul to the god.

If by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or a word to someone who needs you with a pleasing smile on your face. Do it with your small help for not only we humans but also for our nature, our earth. Do it to prove that humanity still exists. If you do all I asked you for then I shall live forever.

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