摘要： Mr. Gabriel Garcia Marques, great LatinA merican write
Mr. Gabriel Garcia Marques, great LatinA merican writer, has said goodbye to the public life due to complications in his health.
He has sent a letter to his friends &we can all share it.
This short text written by one of the mostbrilliant Latin American of the past years is really inspiring.
"If……God…..gave me one more piece of life, I would take advantage of that time, the best I could".
I would probably not say everything I think,
but definitely think all I say.
I would value things not for what they are worth,
but for what they represent.
I would sleep less & dream more,
for every minute we close our eyes we lose sixty seconds of light.
I would continue where others have stopped,
and I would rise when others sleep.
If God allowed me one more piece of life,
I would dress simpler, would wallow in the sunlight, leaving uncovered, my soul.
I would give wings to the children, but I would leave the child alone so that he could learn how to fly on his own.
To the old, I would show them how death occurs not with the aging process but with forgetting.
So many things I have learned from you…
I have learned that everybody wants to liveat the top of the mountain, forgetting that how we climb is all that matters.
I have learned that when a new born grabsh is father's thumb, he takes a hold on him forever.
I have learned that a man must not look down on somebody, only when he is helping him to get up.
So many things I have learned from all ofyou.
Always tell what you feel and do what you think.
If I knew that today it would be the last time that I will see you, I will embrace you strongly to be the guardian of your soul.
If I would know that these would be the last minutes that I will see you, I would say to you "I love you" and wouldn't assume that you would know it.
There is always morning where life gives us another opportunity to make things good.
Keep always close to you, your dear ones, and tell them how much you need them and love and take care of them.
Take time to say, "I am Sorry", "Forgive me", "Please", "Thank you" and all the nice and lovely words you know.
Nobody would remember you, if you keep your thoughts secret.
Show your friends and dear ones how muchy ou care about them.
Show this to the people you care or love.
If you don't … tomorrow will be the same as today.
And it will not matter either……
Author：Mary Abib, from book“Don't Count theDays, Make the Days Count”.