Why Does A Tragedy Remind Us of What is Important?


So yesterday I found out that one of my best friends passed away. She was an amazing person who was kind, caring, brave, and lived life to the fullest. She packed so much into her 27 and touched so many people. She lit up a room with her laughter and personality.

I’m sharing this not to try and get responses out of you or fishing for anything, but after the denial of it, the anger at the person who caused this, I became angry at myself. I wish I had done more with her. I wish I had given her more time instead of letting life get in the way. I wish I had been more adventurous, didn’t worry so much about money, and gone on trips with her as she invited me to. But I can’t.

I worked with grieving people for years and I wish that I remembered:

Don’t let life get in the way, don’t let it keep you from making those relationships and spending that time with the people you care about.

2 thoughts on “Why Does A Tragedy Remind Us of What is Important?

  1. Christina Morland says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s passing. I can’t offer any words to heal or help, but I did want to say thank you for sharing your hard-won wisdom, and my thoughts are with you and those who knew and loved your friend.

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