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Will Anyone Know You Were Here?


Just received news that a friend died in a car accident. 

She was in her 20’s. 

She had plans. 

She had dreams….

But now, she rests. Sometimes I find myself thinking of death as the soul gripping onto the body, trying to hold on to one more day of life. I think I’ve been wrong all these years. The flesh says, “Stay. Live more.” But, I believe the soul yearns to leave this world behind, return to the creator, rest. 

She’s resting. 

But, you and I, we’re still here. And, while we’re here, we have work to do. 

Ya know…even if we live to see 100, life is like the blink of an eye. 

Time passes with or without us.

It’s up to us to live life with no regrets. Love to the fullest. Keep in touch with friends and family members. Stand up for what we believe in. Have the hard conversations. Risk heartbreak. Hug longer. Forgive easier and more quickly. Run towards our dreams in spite of our fear. 

When it’s all said and done, will anyone know you were here?

Did you do the things you wanted to do?

Did you say the things you needed to say?

Did you leave the world better than when you first arrived?

Are you going after fulfilling your purpose or are you letting life pass you by? 

We don’t know when we’ll breath our last breath. We don’t know the time, the place, or the circumstance. 

Make sure that when it’s time for your soul to leave your body, you’ve done what you were sent here to do.  

Rest in peace, Tashia. 

Deeply heartbroken,

death quote

15 thoughts on “Will Anyone Know You Were Here?

  1. Pingback: What’s the Value of a Good Girlfriend? | Woman, Live!

  2. Beautiful, Brandi. And heartbreaking. But even more heartbreaking if we don’t learn the lessons you’re describing.
    Thanks for sharing the quotes, too–in this blog and the other one about girlfriends.
    I am very thankful to be one of your sisters.


  3. Beautifully written. My goal in life is to live on by making an impact now…even if it is just one person. I hope I live on through my children and their children.


    • That’s the whole point of life, isn’t it?…What are we doing if we’re not making life better for others? We’re here to care for and love each other. That’s when the world shines…(thinking back to 911 when I felt so connected to every American). And, if we don’t leave the world a better place for our children, we’ve failed. As long as we’re living and breathing, it’s not too late, Carli!


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