Another Thought for Sunday

I have been thinking a lot about death lately. I actually remember the first time I experienced death in Kindergarden when my class lost a boy named Thomas to cancer. So many of us were too young at the time to truly understand it at the time, but in retrospect it was such a horrible situation to happen to the most wonderful family. At the funeral, we were given daisy plant, and throughout summer droughts it has survived 15 years and produces beautiful flowers every year. 

Today, this video by Caitlin came up on my subscription box and I was so heartbroken to hear her speak about the passing of her father. (If you have a moment, it's incredibly touching.) Last week, there was a death within the Bucknell community and it was another reminder that life is so unpredictable and that no one, no matter how young or unexpected the person may be. 

It's never a bad time to tell the people in your life that you care about them. After watching Caitlin, I called my own father and told him how much I loved and appreciated him. I don't think that we should ever fear death, it's something that no one gets out of and comes for all of us in the end. Love is really the only thing that matters in the end- not social standing, image, weight, grades, money or whatever else consumes most of our day. We can never take the life that we have for grated. I know that I am going to try to live the hell out of each day that I am given on this God-given Earth. I hope you do too. {Image}

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