Every minute of every day people die. Death is an unfortunate part of life that we all have to deal with at some point, sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly but either way it can have a profound effect on how we view our own everyday life. When someone dies life selfishly continues on while the people that are left behind struggle to live day by day without them. Death teaches us to appreciate the people in our life now because one day they won’t be here anymore.
I’d like to say that time heals all wounds but I don’t think it does, there are days the pain is easier and there are days that the pain just feels like it is to much to bear. My grandfather was a significant part of my life for 31 years until he suddenly passed away 2 years ago. There are days that go by that he is just a fleeting thought and there are some days I feel like my heart is just going to break from him not being here with me and my family. When my grandfather died my stepfather shared a song with me that helped him when he lost his own father in his 20’s:
This song accurately depicts how it feels to lose a significant person in your life, although it is sad, it is also comforting. Most losses we never get over, we can only celebrate that person’s life and know that they were put in our life for a reason. Make sure you tell the people in your life that you love them everyday, hold them close whenever you have a chance and don’t take one minute for granted. The only moment in life that is certain is the one you are living right now so live your life without regret because we never know what tomorrow may bring.