I write this in sorrow, having lost a dear friend of mine to cancer last night. She was the second one this year, and that’s two too many. I am very grateful that I was able to be there with her and her family for her last two days and that she was able to pass out of her pain in peace. Death is not like a sport where it gets easier with time and practice. No, it never gets any easier.
It’s important to take time to grieve and honor the loved one. It’s also important to keep living. None of us knows when we will be called home, so every moment here is precious. My friend was with us chatting and living less than a week ago, and within three days she was gone. Three days! So fast.
Wherever you are, take a moment to just look around at what you have and take a deep breath. Let it out slowly with gratitude knowing just how precious that breath is. Our loved ones in spirit would want this for us.