Over the last six months, a large number of sudden and tragic deaths have occurred in the circles of people I care about. None of the people who have moved on far too soon were personal friends, but I am shaken every time someone my age or younger is suddenly snatched away. It is so unsettling to think about the possibility of a person I love not being available the next time I want to call him or her, and it’s unfathomable to think of myself suddenly at peace rather than with the people I care so much about.
I think it’s so important to tell the people who matter in your life what they mean to you. Why choose to leave things unsaid or, worse, have the last word you’ve said to another person be one used in anger?
Mortality should drive us to care more about others. We never know when our lives can change beyond measure.
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