This week I heard from a friend who’d just come home from the hospital after catching Meningitis; something that is usually fatal in adults.
It was stunning in the moment as I’m used to talking to this person; sharing about life and how crazy women are 🙂
Yet this gentle soul nearly departed our blue marble like a candle being snuffed out.
I have another friend with the Big C – he’ll probably survive for a long time. My beloved dog is now 11; past due for her breed and I can’t imagine her not being with me.
Relationships die to. You can be at the peak of joy and contentment and then poof that person is gone.
We suffer pain. We suffer loss. It’s normal to hurt when we lose something we care about. It’s supposed to be painful if we really loved that person or relationship.
It’s part of change. I think for me as I’ve got older it’s become and becoming more and more important to cherish each day as though it could be the last and to cherish those I care about more.
Do I miss people that have left my life for one reason or another. Of course. I miss most of them terribly and funny who I miss more in my life than others.
Life is not a video game. There is no restart button. How will you cherish yours today?
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