The other day I was scrolling through my contacts and got jarred when the name of a friend who had recently died popped up. I tried to access a good memory of him then deleted the contact. As I went through the list, there were ten people in all, who made their transition within the last two years or so.
Three by suicide. Two from Covid-19. And five others by accident, cancer, or some other degenerative disease. Not one of them died from natural causes. Which somehow would have made the loss seem a little less sad.
Each of these ten people should have had more time, but they didn’t. So I decided to do a celebration of their lives, all by myself…
I brewed some green tea, lit some candles, laughed a little and cried a lot, as I reflected on their lives, allowing their memories to be a blessing.
This all reminded me of how much closer the horizon in front of me is, as opposed to the one behind me. But of course, you and I never know when that horizon is going to jump up on us. So please make the most of this day, this moment.
Share a hug.
Let someone know you love them.
Learn something new.
Send flowers to someone special. (Including yourself.)
Accept your abundance.
Strive to become the highest possible version of yourself.