In the last 10 days I’ve heard of 2 people we know who have passed away suddenly. One was a friend of my husbands and the other a young lady who works with us!
It is so sad to think that she tucked her young children up in bed, with her whole life before her, then never waking up!
As with my hubby and his friend, we have all been in shock!
My heart goes out to both families.
I like many others have really been reflecting on this.
The reality is that none of us know when our time will be up. No one has a date in their diary saying the exact date and time we are going to become ill or pass away suddenly.
As some of you know, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. I was officially diagnosed the day after my 43rd birthday! I certainly never expected to have cancer at such a young age! Thankfully I’m all clear again now, although last week I had a horrible scare. I’m so grateful for the NHS and my private health care through work, as we only had to wait 24 hours to know if it had returned. Those few hours though were hell. I can’t begin to tell you everything that was going through my mind! What wasn’t was wishing I’d argued more, got angry more, had more money or a better car!
Im glad to say My cancer hadn’t returned, but again it highlighted how fragile life can be!
How many times have you fought over something so trivial that days later you can’t even remember what it was about? How often do you worry about silly things that don’t really matter?
Life is so precious we should be making the most of it!
Tell those dear to you how much you love them. Embrace life. Follow your dreams. But most importantly, don’t take anything for granted.
Have fun, be kind, laugh, love and be happy and grateful for what you do have! Focus on the positives.
Live today like it was your last.