Thursday, May 14, 2009

Peace to your soul Gift

Gift, a Nigerian native, sat next to me during the Christmas Lunch organized by our company last year. We introduced ourselves and our conversation sprouted to weather in general. He said Texas’s sultry weather is nothing he can’t handle. It was even bad in Nigeria for him growing up. Gift job requires him to travel a lot. I hardly get to see him in the office. I saw him couple of weeks ago and we exchanged a polite greet smile. I never knew I would be seeing him for the last time. Gift passed away a week ago leaving all of us at the office mentally deranged. Gift was returning home after work when he got involved in a fatal accident and died on spot. All of us in the office who knew him well shed tears. My prayers to Gift’s wife and family as they go through this difficult phase of period in their lives. May Gift’s soul rest in peace.

Gift’s dead has ignited a changed prospect to life among many at my office. V called her husband, who is traveling on business, to come back home safe. She said I love you very much to her husband. S is traveling India all of a sudden for two weeks. S wants to see his parents and all his relatives in India. He confessed to me that Gift’s dead has attributed to his sudden travel plans. Everyone in the office is getting their procrastinate tasks’ done. As much as we hurts to see someone depart so sudden, it was always a harsh reminder that our granted Life is short and unpredictable.

Kiss and hug your family every day, forgive and forget old hurtful memories, call a friend whom you've been wanting to talk, reschedule your hectic busy life to spend it on little things that makes you happy. LIVE LIFE LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW. We never know when our time on this earth is up.

1 comment:

Springbird said...

a tragedy kane.I also pray... "let his soul rest in peace".