And then someone you know. Not necessarily a close friend but an acquaintance or fellow co-worker has something awful happen to them. Like losing their spouse in an abrupt
Suddenly that horrible credit score doesn't matter.
The fact that your entire vacation was a shut-in because your youngest had the flu.
That the gutters on your house are growing
The need to hug your children tight, NOW.
You are faced with the reality, that no one is guaranteed a tomorrow. Each day needs to be treasured and not spent dwelling on things that cannot be changed. Smell those roses ... thorns and all. Breath in that
I have a memorial service to attend this week. Not the usual wake or funeral. It is for the wife of the Chairman of one of my groups. She was 43 and had three children. Her first two were from a previous marriage. Her youngest is five. Only a week or so ago, she suffered a miscarriage. Her death was caused by choking and it happened to her when no one was around to witness it. To help her. Her body was found on the pavement, bloodied as she tired to get to someone, struggling to breathe. My heart breaks for their family.