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Monthly Archives: September 2011

The end of summer, back to school, and the feeling of autumn just around the corner is rough for me. It used to be the time of year I most looked forward to. Planning Zev’s birthday, anticipating the cooler weather, the changing colors of the leaves, Halloween. [sigh]

This morning I was reflecting on how I have changed; what I have learned through this experience of grief and the truth I am painfully reminded of every single day — life is too damn short.

I don’t mince words.
I take more chances.
I seize every opportunity to tell those I care about how much they mean to me.
I allow myself to slow down and relax more.

Life is short and this world is too damn cruel. So, if you are reading this, please, take these words to heart.

If you love someone, tell them. Say it out loud, write it in a letter, post it online. It is not possible to overdo.

Express your gratitude often. Helping someone feel rewarded and appreciated is truly priceless.

Slow down and enjoy your life and the people in it. When you die, it will not matter how much money you have in the bank. What will matter is the relationships you had and the memories you created.

If you are a parent, know that it is an honor and a privilege. Cherish your children and make sure to tell them how much you love them; every single day. If you do this, there will be no room for regret or guilt later. Trust me on that.

The love you share, the bonds you create and the relationships you nurture are the most important things in your life. Value them.

Thank you for listening. I am grateful to have an outlet for my thoughts, rants, musings, and feelings. Now, as a dear friend often says ‘go chase your dreams’!

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