I am thankful - always thankful - for my family, my friends and my health.
But sometimes it takes a smack in the face from reality to violently shake you back to the present
to REALLY be thankful.
I learned yesterday that a former colleague, friend and co-worker passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. He was only a year or two older than me and is survived by a wife and children.
My heart breaks for his family. I empathize with his wife and the tailspin she awoke to find herself in.
And the children. Just tears for the children. I can't even imagine.
Then, of course, I stop and wonder...
More so than ever, I find myself thankful. Thankful for this day. This breath.
It confirms and re-emphasizes that we need to live. To REALLY live. Not just go through the motions.
Because you just never know.
It also confirms that I am right where I am supposed to be
doing just what I am supposed to be doing.
I hope you all
live. laugh. love
a little more today.