Before we bid farewell to 2022, I wanted to share a song that deeply touched me in 2022. It is Justin Lo's "Next Time, No Next Time" (下次無下次). The song was originally released in 2015 in his Never Odd or Even album. I didn't pay much attention to this song before, but when Justin sang it at his Fresh Start concert in Atlantic City earlier this year, he told the audience to pay special attention to the lyrics.
The lyrics describes someone living a mundane, unsatisfying life. They open the newspaper and learn about people whose lives are ended suddenly - from disease, from war, from disasters. Their last words are written hastily on scrap paper. The song makes you realize that even if you are not completely satisfied with your life, take a moment to count your blessings. The song is especially meaningful in a year when disease and war affected so many. Live each day to its fullest because you don't know if there will be a next time.