You only take along what you give YSJB 2024 March

You only take along what you give!

Yayasan Suria JB (YSJB) – You only take along what you give!

As we inch towards the finishing line of our ‘great’ marathon race here on earth, especially when you are in the seventies & when you were given a second chance in life(I was given only a 3% chance to live in 2002 when I was diagnosed with 3rd stage lung cancer), it is normal to ponder about life and the hereafter.

I have found my passion in life many years ago – serving humanity with love & humility.

Life is so fragile, so uncertain and so unpredictable – like the dew in the morning, it vanishes when is sun is up!

I leave you with this to ponder – I don’t claim to have answers to life here and, more so, life hereafter:
WHEN YOU DIE, don’t worry about your body… your relatives will do whatever is necessary according to their possibilities.

They will take your clothes off, wash you, dress you, take you out of your house and take you to your new address – you will no more be bounded by space & time, “free” eventually!
Many will come to your funeral to “say goodbye.” Some will cancel commitments and even miss work to go to your funeral.

Your belongings, even what you didn’t like to lend, will be sold, given away or burned.

Your keys, your tools, your books, your shoes, your clothes… And rest assured that *the world will not stop crying for you.* The economy will continue.

In your job, you will be replaced. Someone with the same or better capabilities will take your place.

Your assets will go to your heirs…. And do not doubt that you will continue to be cited, judged, questioned and criticized for the small and great things you did in life.

People who knew you only by your appearance will say; Poor man or woman! He or she had a great time!

Your sincere friends will cry for a few hours or a few days, but then they will return to laughter.

The “friends” who pulled you to partying will forget about you faster.

Your animals will get used to the new owner.

Your photos will hang on the wall or remain on a piece of furniture for a while, but then perhaps they will be stored at the bottom of a drawer. And we will only live in the memory of those who loved us.

Someone else will sit on your couch and eat at your table.

The deep pain in your house will last a week, two, a month, two, a year, two… Then you will be added to the memories and then, your story is over.

It ended up among people, it ended up here, it ended up in this world.

But begin your story in your new reality… in your life after death.

Your life where you couldn’t move with the things from here because, when you left, they lost the value they had.
. Body
. Beauty
. Appearance
. Last name
. Comfort
. Credit
. State
. Position
. Bank account
. Home
. Car
. Profession
. Titles
. Diplomas
. Medals
. Trophies
. Friends
. Places
. Spouse
. Family…

In your new life, you will only need your spirit. And the value you have accumulated here will be the only fortune you will have there.

That fortune is the only one you will take with you and it is amassed during the time you are here. When you live a life of love for others and peace with your neighbors, you are amassing your spiritual fortune.

That’s why try to live fully and be happy while you’re here because, “From here you won’t take what you have. *You’ll only take what you gave.”*

Be good & do good – be our synergy partner in helping the Poor & Needy. To that only just one person you helped, you meant the world to that one person:
“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”