In the blink of an eye…
That’s all it takes for life to throw us something catastrophic – something we’re completely unprepared for; something we had no way of knowing was coming our way.
Life as we know it can change within a matter of seconds.
Yesterday, Paul Walker, an actor best known for his good-guy-tough-guy role in the Fast an the Furious, died in a horrific car crash.
I’m still in shock as I type this. I didn’t know this man, I didn’t even follow him on Twitter. But I was a fan of his movies. What most of us probably didn’t know about Paul Walker, was that he was an extremely humble person who didn’t seek out the Hollywood limelight.
He LIVED his life to the fullest. He loved, he gave, he inspired…
“Paul was a good dude. Conscientious & not caught up in Hollywood. He knew there was more to life & lived like it. Nice to know you brotha.” – Ryan Phillippe
“Heavy heavy heart tonight. Paul Walker was a genuinely good, sweet, kind, laid back, loving person. Sending much love to his family.” – Olivia Wilde
“Thoughts and prayers tonight are with Paul Walker’s friends and family, especially his little girl. So sad. Very heavy heart tonight. I just remember him as being so effortlessly golden. He had that way about him, that “thing”… #rippaulwalker #TeamPW” – James van der Beek
This man clearly left behind a legacy and touched many, many lives that so few of us even knew about. In 2010 he formed Reach Out Worldwide to help people struck by natural disasters. “ROWW operates on the philosophy that by making a difference in just one person’s life, the world has been changed for the better.”
One minute someone’s there, and the next they’re ripped away. Gone. Just like that.
I can’t help but sit here and think today…
I’m reminded of how quickly things can change in the blink of an eye.
If heaven forbid, something happened to me tomorrow, next week, a year from now, 10 years from now… would I feel that I’ve done all that I can do? Gosh… I doubt it.
It’s made me think a lot today though.
RIP Paul Walker. Heaven has indeed scored an incredible angel.
Here’s an article that gives a bit more insight to his life, movie career and what happened yesterday – Daily Mail news