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5 Nov 2021

SUNrise: cj speaks… Life is too short!

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November 5, 2021 Category: Commentary Posted by:

You know that relative you have in your life who has chosen not to speak to you or have any kind of any interactions with you?  It may be over something that one may not even remember, let alone be serious enough to cause people to go their separate ways.   

It could be your sister, father, cousin or aunt. Life is too short for us to continue to walk in places that aren’t really pleasant for either party, even when we  say that we are not bothered.  Those who choose to do these things tend to live in a negative state of mind. They are flustered by these things — this stuff — that they can’t seem to remove themselves from.  

Since life is too short to hold onto all of that, let’s start getting up and reaching out to the people who are important to us.  Be it family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, or — quite honestly — your enemies.  Making a difference in someone’s life by reaching out is important. 


We need to start acknowledging those people that are special to us in our lives while they are alive. Before you realize it, a decade has gone by, and then here it is — another one — and you may ask yourself, ‘How did I get here?’

When pondering  that question, go back and ask yourself, ‘What can I do differently today in order to reach out to someone?’ Life is too short to allow those people important to us to pass onto a greater place without telling them how we really feel, and expressing our love towards them, even if we may not always do loving and kind things. 

Let’s start to make a difference in our lives so that it can rub off on others, and they too can experience our testimony and feel the joys of GOD’s hand clapping because of choosing to love their neighbors.  Life is too short!  Try something new in our life! It is going to be 2022 before you blink an eye. Take care, until next time….PEACE! 

cj is a poet, educator, motivational speaker, and inspirational writer who resides in Philadelphia. If you were moved by this piece, shoot cj a “like” or comment at [email protected] 

Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the article belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the author’s employer, The Philadelphia Sunday SUN, the author’s organization, committee or other group or individual.

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