Today I was going to do an outfit post to celebrate the New Year. Something as silly and insignificant as an outfit post. Then I came across this video by a teenage boy named Ben Breedlove who suffered from a severe heart condition all his life. Three times he was supposed to die and cheated death, but not without getting a peek at the other side. One week after making these two videos telling his story, Ben died from a fatal heart attack, but not without showing a piece of his heart and his bravery against death to the world ❤
Ben is such an inspiration to me. His story. His bravery. His outlook on life. He makes me want to cherish my life so much more and appreciate every little moment I have left because I (or even all of you) never know when our time will be up... I admire not only Ben's outlook on life, but death, as well. So often I'm up late at night thinking about what it's like to die, or fearing the death of my loved ones. But after watching these videos, I find it's so silly of me to fear death. Death shouldn't be something we fear, but something we look forward to. To spending eternity in happiness with Him. The way Ben described how what he thought was heaven was just so beautiful and really touched my heart...He instills bravery in me to yes, live every day of my life to the fullest this year and every coming year, but yet not to live in constant fear when it's my time to go.
Please. Just take seven minutes out of your day to watch these videos. I promise that after watching your heart will be touched and you'll have a new and more thankful outlook on life ❤
Happy 2012 & With much love,