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Monday, December 10, 2018

Life is Short

The death of someone well known such as George Bush, brings the subject up of the finality of our relatively short time on earth.  Someone who held the office of a presidency has made an incredible amount of lifetime decisions that have had a huge repercussion positively and negatively on the nation and the world.

Those of us who are considered ordinary citizens have also had a significant impact on the lives of our families, friends, enemies, co-workers, neighbors, church members and our own lifetime world.

Death does not respect presidents, babies, rich, poor, country of origin, status or connections.  It is a reminder that we have only our own lifetime to touch the lives of those around us.

Barbara Bush, in a Wellesby speech said, "At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child a friend or a parent."

Remember all of those you love who are still with you. You can still hold them and tell them how much you love them. You can still make a huge effect, positively or negatively, on each person on a daily basis.  Connect emotionally, physically and spiritually, especially with family and friends as we do not know how long we will have them with us.

As we approach the holidays, I particularly remember my sister and my father as they are no longer physically present but always remembered in my heart and my memories.  Life is too short to waste precious moments with people we love.  That is what the holidays are about; sharing our love and resources with our family and community.

My wish for you is to have wonderful holidays and to enjoy the intangible gifts of each other.  Gifts can be fun and meaningful but the gifts of the heart are priceless and enduring!

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