Is there anything that will last forever?

“ Transience of Life”, this is one phrase that has been triggering my mind always. I somehow came to realize this very phrase when lost my very near and dear ones. Temporariness of this life become evident when a person around you disappears totally and no where to be seen. Then you realize that the life we are spending in this world is as temporary as a bubble in the water. Sooner or later everyone of us realizes the impermanence of this life. Now the question arises “What is it that is permanent in this temporary life?”

Despite the fleetingness of this life, we have something that will last forever. Yes.. A loving heart which will perform good deeds and acts of kindness will definitely last forever. Helping someone in a difficult situation e.g. financial support for a poor bride or a needy child’s school expense, even a smile to a disappointed one can do wonders to lift the person’s morale or supporting an aged fellow to cross the road, are some of the good deeds which will last forever. In short every act of kindness performed by us will remain even after our departure from this world. A person benefitted by us will always remember our favor and somehow will pray for us and we need payers always. Even if man does not remember our goodness our Lord will definitely.

As many of the World’s great books and great persons have also pondered upon the permanence of the benevolence.

“The ever lasting good deeds are better with your lord”.(Quran Surah Kahf №18 Ayat 46)

“Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever”. (Idowu Koyeniken, Wealth for all: Living a life of success at the edge of your ability)

“We should be remembered for the things we do. The things we do are the most important things of all. They are more important than what we say or what we look like. The things we do are like the monuments that people build to honor their heroes after they have died. They are like the pyramids that the Egyptions build to honor the pharoahs. Only instead of being made out of stone, they are made out of memories people have of you. That’s why your deeds are like your monuments, built with memories instead of with stones.” (RJ Palacio)

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” (Richelle. E. Goodrich, Smile anyway: Quotes, Verses Crumblings for every day of the year)

“ A fulfilled life doesn’t point to the number of years, awards, wealth and followers someone amassed for himself, but the number of faces that smiled because of him.” (Michael Bssey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes)

“ The effect of a single good deed could last for centuries, like planting a sapling of a long living tree or writing a book that humans can benefit generations after generations, or discovering a medicine or inventing a useful invention. The power of good deeds could last forever: It is us who decide whether to leave a good impact during our lives or not. (Hoora Ahmed Alsuwaidi)

Crux of all these is that yet this life is temporary but a loving heart full of kindness and well being of others will last forever. Works done for the betterment of this world and humanity will never fade away. These good deeds not only give us a contented heart but a clear conscious too. Also the reward of this benevolence will continue to benefit us even after our death. So, for the good of the society and for ourselves, not from tomorrow but start from today. Start making good changes in people’s life your life will ultimately improve!

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Mariam Mahmood

I love to play with words and create the literary pieces. Masters in English Literature and striving to excel in this field of content writing.