Resist the temptation to let life just pass you by. When I was online, last Spring, trying to find love, I came across a really nice guy that turned into a friendship. He lives in the UK, I live in the U.S., it was pretty impossible for us to meet, but we found that we enjoyed messaging each other about life, politics, dating, etc. We became Facebook friends as well. We talked about maybe meeting up one day. We had so many funny conversations about Brexit and the political race here in the U.S. He loved to go on holiday and would tell me of all his antics and fellow tourist antics.
I didn’t hear from him for a bit at the end of the year and recently noticed that he was posting ominous comments on Facebook. He just told me that he has lung cancer, was recently diagnosed and has 4 weeks to live. He never smoked, took care of his health.
He has two beautiful young daughters. Four weeks to live. He is fifty-one. His news hit me hard. I may not have known him long, but my heart breaks for him and his family. It is unfair, cancer sucks. He sold his company and retired young, wanted to spend more time with his daughters. He was living life to the fullest. It’s surreal. I can’t even begin to imagine what he is going through and feeling.
How many days have I wasted worrying about problems in my life which seem so insignificant? How many days do we all take for granted? How many people in your life do you take for granted, thinking they will always be there? Fighting with friends, family, exes, etc. Live your life, love your life, love those around you, tell people that mean something to you that you love them, make plans, deal with your mistakes, pick yourself up but most of all be thankful you have the opportunity to do so.