- That acceptance was the last thing I felt or thought about just before impact. There was neither fear nor panic. I remember I was sitting there fully aware of everything that was happening and feeling nothing.
- That I was concerned about my friend.
- That miracles do happen everyday and that most times we fail to recognize them.
- That I should never ignore my gut feeling again. My gut has served me well for so long already. It scares me most times because it is like having a psychic ability that I am not sure if I want. I realized that whatever gift we have, we should always accept and nurture because they are given for a reason. My gut kept telling me before the accident that I should not go but I ignored it.
- That this is my second life and I fully intend to live it to the fullest, to treasure it like the gift that it truly is.
As Oogway of Kung Fu Panda said, "There are no accidents." I think that now, more than ever, I understand what that truly means. Things happen for a reason. Near-death experiences happen because there are lessons that are needed to be learned from them. I believe that anyone who lives through a near-death experience is still meant to live. And that it is the kind of living that embraces the gift of life to the fullest.