My Last Day On Earth Essay

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“You never know when your last day on Earth will be, make the best out of everyday.” My mother told my brother and I the night before tragedy struck. I went to bed on that quiet night in May; woken up by a terrible and heartbreaking nightmare. The nightmare was composed of my cousin, Travis, dying in a car crash. Staying awake for ten more minutes to receive a phone call that my nightmare has become a reality. Being only 14 years old, I couldn't quite grasp the idea that my best friend, my other brother, and my big cousin has just left all of us forever. For the next 5 years of my life, I applied my mothers saying, “you never know when your last day on Earth will be, make the best out of everyday” to everything I did/do. Travis would have never known his last day on Earth would be May 21st, 2012, only 19 years old. Life can be taken away from us in split second; so why don't we live each day like its our last? Why do people take love and life for granted? Sadly, it takes tragedy to make people realize that tomorrow is not granted.
I was six years old when Travis moved out of our house. Thinking he was my brother until then, I was surprised when my mom said, “Tell your cousin bye, Brookie.”. Since the day he moved out, he continued to be my very best friend. Calling him every night, upset about family issues, school work, the fight I had with my friend that day, he was there for me every single night getting me through it all; then as soon as my life got much more hard,
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