Realization

Life can be really funny sometimes,

You’d be walking down the street, and ONE thing, only one thing can happen and flip your life around.

One thing could make you a better person, while one other thing could make you a bitter person.

The difference between happiness and sadness could literally be hours away!!!

Every day, you wake up in the morning, having no idea what to expect,

Sometimes your day could go softly and be very usual like every other day,

While other days, major things could happen, and could even impact your whole being.

You never really know what is going to happen next – if you would get fired, get hired, get accepted in the university of your dreams, winning the lottery, the death of someone close to you, or even your own death-.

Personally, this realization helped me live in the moment.

It helped me appreciate every minute, even every second of my life.

It helped me see the world in a new way – new perspective-

Because you never really know if this moment will happen again in your life,

You never really know how the situation that you’re in right now will turn out.

What does this realization help you see?

ISIS burning Moaz AL-Kasasbeh alive

On the 24th of December, 2014, the Jordanian pilot Moaz AL-Kasasbeh was taken as a hostage for ISIS after his plane crashed in the Mediterranean Sea.  After the videos of the two Japanese hostages were out, the plans of releasing Moaz were included with the plans of releasing the Japanese hostages. ISIS then asked for 200 million dollars for letting the hostages go. The plans did not work out, and 10 days later, the first Japanese hostage was killed. Then, ISIS asked the Jordanian government to let go of the Jordanian terrorist, Sajida Reshawi, who was involved in a terrorist attack in 2005. They said they would exchange Sajida with the second Japanese hostage, and if it doesn’t go as planned, the pilot Moaz will be killed. Plans did not work out, and the second Japanese hostage was killed by cutting his head off. As for the Jordanian pilot, Moaz, he was killed this Friday morning.

The whole story is ugly, but the ugliest part about it is how Moaz was killed. He was burned to death!!! And after they burned him they dumbed rocks over his body, so that even his dead body is hard to retrieve. They did not even kill him in a peaceful way; instead they let him suffer before he died. Just imagine the way he felt right before he died, right before he saw the flames coming his way, and during the time he was on fire! Imagine what his family must have felt watching that video! Imagine looking at someone from your own family burning, suffering, and dying!

Two minutes! All it took was two minutes to end his life, his dreams, his hopes, his future, his past, his thoughts, him, all that gone in under two minutes! Two minutes have ended his story; two minutes have caused his family and loved ones to lose him forever!  He got married only five months before his death, and these two minutes took away the joy of his wife! Two minutes have ended the life of this great young man!

And ones who killed him, I have to say, I am very disgusted by what they did. I was truly in shock while watching the video, and I still am. I just can’t believe how something this ugly could be done to an innocent person, to a great pilot, and a loving individual. I can’t believe how someone would do something like that to another human being, to a Muslim and to an Arab, just like them, and all that for what? For money? Like is it even worth it?

I am truly sorry for the loss of Moaz AL-Kasasbeh and the other two Japanese hostages. RIP Moaz AL-Kasasbeh! May your soul rest in peace!