Our friend had gone to emergency with chest pains which turned into a minor artery blockage and easy surgery calling for stents. Suddenly other complications started developing and four days later her life suddenly ended.
The text message from her husband telling us that our friend had passed away was devastating. She had been having a few health problems for the last few years, but nothing, which indicated a fatal illness. She had always overcome her health issues in the past.
It is going to take us some time to sort through this whole series of events, to try and make sense of what happened, how it will impact our lives, and what we can learn.
I am reminded of a friend a few years ago. When the Stock Market tumbled in 2008/9 and our 401ks took a beating our new retirement plan was a tongue-in-cheek to “work until we died”. Then he died. In about four weeks an undetected cancer took him from feeling “uncomfortable” to comatose in the hospital and dead four days later.
There are many things we do not know and our future is at the top of the list.
Our lives are too short to waste our precious time worrying about problem we cannot solve or preparing for events, which may never happen.
We need to be responsible to our loved ones and ourselves. We need to prepare for the future as best we can both physically and spiritually. We need to support the world around us by sharing our prosperity to help other people improve their lives.
We also need to remember that life is uncertain. We need to see the beauty surrounds us and take every opportunity we can to dance in those glorious moments.
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