Creating meaningful moments by Andrew Iraniha
It was past midnight and I was sitting in my car, driving back home. I just finished a robotic surgery on a very sick patient with perforated intestine who wouldn’t survive without the operation. His daughters were concerned but happy and grateful that the operation was successful. Outside was dark, quiet and muggy. In silence of my car, while I was staring at the road, my mind started wandering and I just remembered I’ll be 55 tomorrow. Thinking, wow, it went by so fast, in the blink of an eye. Memories rushed into my mind. Like a documentary, my life was passing by in front of my eyes, so many moments of happiness, and sadness, so many moments of sacrifices and hard work, so many moments of struggles and challenges and so many moments of love and affection. I realized life is a collection of moments, it’s short and temporary so I have to do my best to be mindful of these moments and strive to create more meaningful moments, the moments that really matter, the moments that lead to contentment not to disappointment and regret.
Tomorrow I’ll be 55, and I’m not going to celebrate my birthday but I will celebrate this life, the life that has offered me the opportunity to create meaningful moments, the moments that not only matter to me but also matter to others.