What Will We Leave Behind?

Sometimes, when I look back at my life, I realize that the things I have done aren’t entirely significant enough to make a mark on the world itself. Of course, the world is way too big for me to leave any kind of noticeable trace behind on it. But have you ever wondered what would happen If every memory of you was erased from this world? What would happen when you no longer exist and nobody can remember that you were ever a part of their lives?

Now, I don’t think anyone would actually notice if all traces of me were to disappear from the face of this planet, tomorrow. Then again, that’s just my perspective. You never really know how many lives you’ve knowingly or unknowingly touched on your journey to where you are right now. What we do doesn’t seem like much to us, but every time you feel like so, think about the random stranger who made your day, or a teensy little detail from long ago that might not have meant much to someone else, but meant a lot to you.

Then imagine your life if these little events wouldn’t have taken place at all.

You might not think that it would drastically alter the course of your life. But then, life really is all about the choices we make, and everything that leads up to it. I think about where I am today, and I would be lying if I said that I would like to go back and undo some of the things that have happened in the past. There’s nothing that any of us needs to change from the events that have already happened because, if it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be here today- good and bad included.

On some days, we might feel invisible, and like we hold no power over anything. My Mom keeps telling me that bad things usually precede the good ones. I guess we just sit and hope for the best to happen on the days we find that we have no control over anything. Then again, we don’t truly control anything, do we? We are in charge of making decisions about our life, but that’s just an illusion of control; nobody knows what’s going to happen tomorrow. We are, at best, well-prepared, and at worst, ill-prepared.

As for what mark we shall leave, who can tell? If you ask me, it’s the people we leave an impression upon. It’s about the seemingly insignificant.

Because that’s what we are, aren’t we? Seemingly insignificant. At least until we realize who has actually paid attention to everything that matters the most. We’re not insignificant at all. We’re all just waiting for the people we belong with.

Cheerio! Xx


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