Sunday, April 28, 2013

Live your life!

Today we had a "celebration of life" for my uncle who passed 6 weeks ago. He passed very suddenly at the young age of 59. He left behind a wife and two sons, who are the same age as my brother and I.  The evening I got that call is still stuck in my mind. I instantly burst into tears and they flowed for hours, into a couple days. It sent a shockwave through our family.  Uncle John was always there for you.  He helped anyone who was in need.  He would give you the shirt of his back if he knew it would help you.  Today as I talked with "old" family members, and those who I see more often, I just kept thinking about how short life can be.  59 is young....way too young to leave this world.

His passing was a wake up call of sorts for me. What if I lost my parents? Have I told them What if something happened to me tomorrow/  What would happen to my son? Would he remember me? Have I made an impact on this world? Has my life been meaningful?

So here I am.  Thinking about my life, and life in general.

Sharing my plea with you.

Live your life!

Life is short. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed. Nothing in life is guaranteed. Take the time to read to your children. Take time to make special memories. Even things that you think are small, may mean the world to someone else. Leave your legacy for those left behind, to cherish and continue in your absence.  Make in impact on this world. Leave a positive imprint.

Starting today, I am going spend more time with my family. I'm going to give more to my community. I'm going to accomplish my goals. I'm going to life my life like each day is my last.

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