These past weeks have been emotional for our family. My 11-year old son lost a good friend (also 11-years old) to an illness. Yesterday was his funeral. Death and grief are sad and difficult. They bring up all sorts of questions about life and death, God, heaven, the universe, sickness and simply why? Why do we have to die?
I don’t have answers, and much less am I going to give advice.
I just want to send a reminder for us to love one another, and show our love and affection. We should be more open with one another, be quick to forgive and be of service. Giving is always more rewarding than receiving. We may become upset with others, but do not dwell on the negative. Don’t try to change anyone or fix anyone; we are all unique. That thing they do that annoys you so much may be exactly what you’ll miss when they are no longer here.
We do not know what someone may be going through or what they have been through. An encouraging word, a smile or warm gesture from you may be exactly what they need to feel better and make it through the day.
What if you knew that someone’s last day was today? How would you treat them?
Live your life as if today is your last one. Treat everyone you meet as if you know they’ll be gone tomorrow.