Ours was enjoyable, pared down and relatively laid back. I’ve done a lot of reflecting over the past few months and will be sharing some of those thoughts in the new year.
Have you made a list of resolutions for the upcoming year? I have not and don’t intend to. A list like that is just a guilt producer for me.
Today’s post is taking a totally different twist than originally planned. It is a bit on the serious side so be warned!
An acquaintance shared with me a very sad story relating to the death of a relative that occurred over the holidays. The person who passed away was young and vibrant. Family and friends who struggle to go on are left with more questions than answers.
The person’s death was the result of an accident. No malicious intent or forethought. An accident. No blame need be assigned.
Life Changes In The Blink of An Eye
The woman who told me the story had been with the deceased less than an hour before he passed away. When she hugged him she had no idea it would be the last time.
Seemingly Ordinary People Touch Others
You don’t have to live a long time or a fancy life to make an impact. The young man who died was apparently one of the most thoughtful people my acquiantence had ever met. He was an average guy who did regular stuff.
Family members are devastated and will never be the same. There is a huge void.
This situation has been churning in my brain since I’ve heard about it. The reminders for me (and maybe for you) include:
- Spend time or be in contact with loved ones.
- Moments are precious.
- Be one who loves, forgives and cherishes others. Be liberal with praise and stingy with criticism.
Thank you for reading!