Take a listen as Jason B. Rosenthal shares his experience after losing his wife of 26 years to ovarian cancer in this TED talk entitled: The Journey Through Loss and Grief. Tissues will be required but his life lessons will touch you.
And then, before we chicken out, let’s encourage each other to have those difficult talks, the ones where we discuss death even when we’re alive … because they are truly important.
“I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.”
~ Mary Roach
In the midst of life there is death. We all know this but we hate to think about dying. We resist not only the thought of dying but the actual act of dying to the fullest. Our goal? To live as long as possible – of course! Who wouldn’t want to have children, see said children have their own children, contribute to mankind, have a purpose bigger than ourselves or be the most awesome person in the life of another? Every.Last.One.Of.Us.
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Sometimes life can be so much of a struggle that we get bogged down in trying to live it. There are jobs to get to, projects with deadlines, bills to pay, children to raise, charities to support, friends and family to spend time with.
It is easier I guess to do what is necessary or urgent while putting other stuff off until tomorrow. But remember: tomorrow never comes and then we die anyway.
So let us heed the thoughts of this post and truly appreciate life for what it is: an awesomely amazing gift from God. It can be done.
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