This week a friend of mine died unexpectedly – a fellow sailor, a husband, and father of 3, who worked in the IT industry by day, and sang karaoke at night.
This week is also the 3 year anniversary of the unexpected death of a cousin of mine who was my age.
Mom died not too long ago, not unexpectedly, but creating a great hole in our hearts.
An aunt died without any warning signs, mourning the loss of her husband 2 years before.
My sister-in-law’s brother died this year unexpectedly as well.
The impact of all these losses piles up, in the mind. And it causes me to pause. And maybe because of that when I saw this quote posted this week, it touched me:
So live your life that the fear of death can never
enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view, and demand that
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all
things in your life.
— Chief Tecumseh’s Words of Wisdom
I shall strive to do so.