We narrow-minded and egocentric humans believe that only the old and infirm die.
Wrong we are.
As sad as the loss of a parent or elderly person is, the truth is that anyone can die at any time. Yes, the old and infirm do die...my mother, father, sister-in-law, cousin, and 2 brothers just in the last 10 years.
Yet the young also leave sooner than we think they should, sooner than we are ready for them to. I am reminded of this because of the sudden death of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. He was 41, she 13. Both healthy.
Life is precious.
There is no room for ego-based drama. No time for foolishness. No space for abuse or disrespect. Stop squandering the gift of breath with B.S.
Do take advantage of opportunities to become the best version of yourself, to share your innate gifts, to express authentic love.
The old and infirm are not the only ones who die. Live your life to the fullest before it's your time.
Author, LCSW, Health Skills Coach