NaBloPoMo prompt for Dec 19…
Audrey Hepburn said, “If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.” Do you think you would do the same, or do the sad times stand out in your mind?
I definitely like this prompt. I think it goes along with the prompt from Wednesday, needing to know sadness in order to appreciate happiness. Yes we might need to know sadness to appreciate our happiness, but that does not mean that we should dwell in our sadness. I mean, what sort of life would that be? Definitely not one I want to live. That being said, I fully agree with Audrey, the happy times and joys I’ve had thus far in life would be enough for me. If my world were to really end tomorrow, I’d be content and happy with the life I’ve had. At 23 years old I have lived a pretty great and full life. Traveled to different countries, graduated college, been in love, and have made countless memories with friends and family. Looking back on my 23 years, I’m nothing but thankful. Knowing that if my world really were to end tomorrow and I’d by okay knowing that I had a full and happy life is so comforting. Now obviously I don’t want that to be the case, but I’m so thankful to have so many happy memories to reflect upon. I’m thankful for the life I’ve been given and for everything that is yet to come!
If your world were to end, would you have the same sentiments as Audrey and me, or would sadness and hurt overpower your reflection?