immortal

by - 3/10/2015 06:25:00 am

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Small. Insignificant. That's who we are. We sell money, only to buy it all back. We make money to purchase our dreams only to be a part of someone else's. When people say one person can't make a difference to the world, is it really a lie?

Here's the other side of the coin. A passing stranger stopping a boy from jumping in front of a train. A boy who becomes a teacher. A student, encouraged by her school, starting her own business. A satisfied customer, rubbing his protruding belly after a good feast. A pen on paper, weaving a story, preserved in a book for decades. 

Our lives are all entwined in a tight web, and sometimes the strings get cut or new strings form. But they are always there no matter what, to make sure one person is not entirely alone in this world. What you do can help someone, who can help someone else.

You can eat just enough for your next meal, or your next meal can be just enough. You can do the things that look good on the outside but mean nothing. You could do 'good', or you could do 'better', or you could do 'best'. You can do things that matter, that make you feel that life is worth living after all.

The day is so bright. We found ourselves wondering, what will we do with the time that we have? Will we do something that's important because others say so, or because we say so? Us, we have much time on our hands.

Because the sun hasn't set.

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15 comments

  1. gahhhhhh...I loved this soo much, Jo.
    "Because the sun hasn't set" was like sending me to tears....
    The message in this post was awesome <3

    - Autumn

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    1. Ahh, thanks so much, Autumn!
      I'm glad you liked it :)

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  2. WHAT IS THIS.

    THIS.

    THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. *screams*

    I love itttttttt. <3 <3 <3

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  3. Wow just wow. *stares at screen speechless* This was so accurate and emotional and thought provoking and agggh I can't. I loved this and I think the picture kind of gave it a warm vibe.

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you! That was the intended effect ;)

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  5. This is so good! Especially the end. It's pithy and impacting.

    In the huge scheme of things and the "many" and "bigness" of the world, our small acts are easily overlooked or thought meaningless. But small things do make such a difference. Small things are what the big things are made up of. If you brighten someone's day, their change of attitude changes their whole outlook on that day. Or you can do the opposite and make someone feel bad, with a small simple act of your own. In either case, they would in turn effect other people's lives. I guess, it is a question of what do you want to breed. Do you want to breed misery? Or do you want to breed kindness?

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    1. I agree completely. Some say that our small acts are so small that they become meaningless. But I disagree, because then what is the point of trying at all? Just like trade between countries, our lives are hopelessly entangled with other lives, and maybe that's for the better. :)

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  6. nice blog, follow for follow?

    www.trendyytimes.blogspot.nl

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    1. Sorry, but I prefer having followers that like to read my blog. Better luck elsewhere :)

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  7. This is so inspiring. Such beautiful words. :)

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