In a Flash


There is something to be said

If in the end, you are not dead

As life flashes in front of you

A moment of reflective view


A quick glimpse of entire past

Fast forwards by so fast

And we then, well-reminded

To our future we are blinded


In all the images replayed

Even the mistakes we made

We find the reward that’s given

Is leading a life worth living


Every moment that then follows

Finds the gift in every tomorrow

In this blessing, a joy is found

Another day above the ground


11 Responses to “In a Flash”
  1. beth says:

    wonderful reminder – very positive

  2. kristianw84 says:

    A beautiful reminder to make the most of the time we have! This is beautiful, my dear! ❤

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Near death experiences would cause anyone to see every day that followed in a new and promising light. However, facing our own mortality is not a requirement to learn how to appreciate that the time we are given is a gift. Thank you, dear Kristian! ♥

      • kristianw84 says:

        I have had a few of those experiences where I was certain that only seconds or minutes of my life remained, and it does put things into perspective, but nothing really showed me how ephemeral time is until I lost a parent.

        I agree, though, one does not need either to appreciate the time we are given. I am sure there are other experiences, perhaps, less traumatic that can show us that every new day is a gift.

      • Brad Osborne says:

        I am sure it is different for everyone, but some will never understand the fragility of life. Some people cannot appreciate something until it is gone. But we can hope!

  3. Even when I think I am enlightened and understand the need to appreciate certain special gifts, the emotion that comes with important losses usually exceeds my logical expectations.

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    As my mother-in-law used to say, “Well, I don’t feel great, but it beats the alternative.”

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    This is a beautiful piece, a reminder of how very much we are blessed if we have more time on this earth in which we can try and be as nice as possible. Hopefully we do some good and kind things along the way. Jonikens

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