An emotional ‘palate cleansing’…

Last week was a devastating week for several friends and family members. One friend experienced a fire whereby the house they had grown up in was completely burned to the ground; another family member had a huge tree fall on her house, which destroyed the house, but fortunately no one inside was hurt; and the most devastating: a friend lost her husband, who she has been with for more than 25 years, in an automobile accident. Just tragic. This has left me in a state of shock, yet also has given me a renewed sense of gratitude for my family and friends, and a fresher outlook on what truly matters in my life. It is so easy to get bogged down with everyday life and get caught up in life’s trivial dramas. It is so easy to let the little problems of life take over and become large ‘mountains’. It is so easy to forget to say ‘I love you’ to our loved ones. And it is so easy to hide behind a computer instead of actually spending time with one another…

If you are reading this, please take a moment to acknowledge those in your life who mean so much to you – give them a hug, write a note, pick up the phone…anything. Just let them know how important they are to you. I hope that at the very least something good can come from all of last week’s tragedy…and I am pulling for a much brighter week this week.

Please share with your friends, thank you!

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