This I Believe

Brandon - Buda, Texas
Entered on September 4, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: death

I believe that in life you should never take anything for granted. I never thought that you could lose something that had so much importance in your life, in the blink of an eye.

It was May 21, 2002 at about 3 in the evening, and I had just been informed that my cousin had died. It felt like the world was coming to an end in my life. Three months later, I lost my friend in a car accident. It seemed like all of life’s importance was surely fading away. I never thought that something you had everyday, could be gone so fast, towards where you are shocked. That’s one thing I have learned in life is that we don’t appreciate what we have, until it is gone or lost. I have learned that everything you receive you have to be thankful for, because tomorrow it might not be here, or better yet maybe we could not be here. So be thankful for life’s possessions because they are so great, because tomorrow they could be gone. I believe that in life you should never take anything for granted.