My friend Janet died today
My friend died today. Her name was Janet and she lived in Michigan. Now she lives in Heaven. If you don’t believe in Heaven I’m sorry for you. I do. She died of cancer and I didn’t even know she was sick until her husband wrote an email to every email in his account this morning. I haven’t seen or talked to her in at least five years, maybe more. She was a saint. She was salt of the earth. She was “good people”. She was a walking joy delivery service. She was so kind. She had so little fear. She loved very, very well. She has amazing children and her husband is equally as awesome as she was. She has a legacy. Now she’s gone.
The lie that leads to the most regret
“I’m not going to die anytime soon.” That’s what you think and I think (most of us anyway). We’re not interested in having a conversation about our mortality. We’d rather live average lives and not talk about such heavy ideas. It’s depressing right?
It’s such a cliché to ask someone what they would do if they knew they were going to die tomorrow. I wouldn’t be writing a blog post. Maybe I would. Maybe that’s why I’m writing this one. You need to wake up. I need to wake up.
The devil and death
We give the devil too much credit or not enough. We make him everywhere or we think he doesn’t exist at all. We do the same with death. We fear it too much or we ignore it. I’m not telling you to sell all your belongings to travel the world because your’e dying someday. I am telling myself (and you are welcome to listen in) to live like I’m going to die.
Talk like you’re going to die.
Love your kids like your’e going to die.
Write, sing and draw like you’re going to die.
Because you are…
Thank you for showing me how to live with joy as my guide. I’m sorry I can’t come and say goodbye to you in Michigan but I know you’re not in Michigan. You’re with our Dad. Thank you for loving me so well. You were a wonderful mother, wife and friend..
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