Here is a beautiful story from my collection of short stories I have found in books and on the Internet. I am sure you would relate to it for this is how most of us live our lives.
A man died. When he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in His hand.
God said, “Alright son, it’s time to go.”
Surprised, the man responded, “Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans.”
“I’m sorry but its time to go,” the God replied.
“What do you have in that suitcase?” the man asked.
God answered, “Your belongings.”
“My belongings? You mean my things, my clothes, my money?”
God answered, “Those things were not yours. They belonged to the Earth.”
“Is it my memories?” the man asked.
God answered, “Those never belonged to you. They belonged to Time.”
“Is it my talents?”
God answered, “Those were never yours. They belonged to the Circumstances.”
“Is it my friends and family?”
God answered, “I’m sorry they were never yours. They belonged to the Path.”
“Is it my wife and son?”
God answered, “They were never yours. They belonged to your Heart.”
“Is it my body?”
God answered, “That was never yours. It belonged to the Dust.”
“Is it my soul?”
God answered, “No that is Mine.”
Full of fear, the man took the suitcase from God and opened it just to find out the suitcase was empty.
With a tear coming down his cheek, he asked God, “I never had anything?”
God answered, “That is correct, my child. Every moment you lived were only yours.”
You see, life is just a moment…a moment that belongs to you. For this reason, enjoy this time while you have it.
Don’t let anything that you think you own stop you from doing so.
Don’t forget to be happy, as that is the only thing that matters.
Material things and everything else that you fight for would stay here.
Live now…for you are amazing!