This week’s theme is REGRET. I found the theme very awkward on this week when people are supposed to celebrate LOVE. But a challenge is a challenge so here goes mine.
I think, there is no such thing as a life without regrets. A person may say that he has no regrets in life, but in reality, he may just be trying to cover up his feelings. At some point in our lives, we would have said we could have done better.
Five months ago, my father passed away while I was thousand miles away working in another country. The following day, I flew back home to pay my last respect. My regret was that I should have spent more time with him. If I only knew.
But then, I have seen how my father lived his life. I saw how he had touched the lives of many people. On his wake, hundreds came to see him for the last time. For serving our community during his stronger years, the national flag was placed on top of his casket. During the funeral, he was carried by community leaders (as shown on the photograph), and was given honors at the hall.
Yes, I may have regrets. But I also understand that everything happens to us for a reason. The hard times that we go through build our character to make us a stronger person.
And so, we move on.
You might want to check out my EULOGY for my Dad in this LINK.