Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


A Different Type of Wake Up Call

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”  Herman Melville

This morning as I locked my door to jump into my car to start my day as I was about to enter the car I saw a man lying on the road with blood gushing out of his head. At first glance I honestly thought he was dead. He was not moving. I took a few steps closer, as I was about to move, a few other people who were passing by stopped, then everything kicked in, movements started to happen.

calling the ambulance

finding his folks

checking for a pulse

we waited for a while until the ambulance came, until his parents came - they were screaming and in shock

the parents went with him in the ambulance

A few minutes later we got the news, he did not make it

He got up this morning and decided to take a run and that was it!

He is gone

I thought about how many mornings I wake up to take a run, all alone, singing in my head along with the music that I play

How many times I wake up and just move around with no one knowing where I am or what I am doing!

Taking the time to connect with nothing!

Today I got a different type of wake up call

May his soul RIP!


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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