For the past 5 years my family has gone to St. Maarten too spend winter break in beautiful and comforting weather. Every year was better than the last and we were more and more eager to attend every year. This year however, I witnessed something very tragic happen right before my eyes, something that would change my life forever. St. Maarten has an amazing night life, since all the youngsters come together and party hard. That being said, my group of friends and I decided to meet up by the lobby of the hotel and head to a club named Mansion. Mansion is located six restaurants away from our hotel so we decided to take a walk. As we were walking, we notice two beautiful girls on the other side of the street, since they were cute and were also fairly young we started to scream out different things hoping, they would come with us. However they ended up walking by and telling us to come with them towards a bar named Soggy Dollar. We then continued along to Mansion, but then we came to a screeching halt when we heard a car hit something. Glancing over my friend Tyler says “the car hit a garbage can it’s fine”, we then continued along, three seconds later my other friend, Amy, Screams “THE GIRLS!” The whole crowd runs to the scene to notice 2 beautiful girls lying on the floor covered in blood. We later learned that one of the girls passed away and the other one was carried away and placed in the intensive care unit. What this tragic accident taught me was to appreciate what life has to offer. No one knows when their day will come to pass away, so live life to the fullest and enjoy every waking moment because life is great.