just a mom figuring it out one day at a time

Lessons in Life

Today I said goodbye to a dear friend and someone whom I respected immensely. For many years he battled cancer, but did so with quiet courage.  He was a man that my children have known their whole lives and when we learned of his passing, we talked about our friend and our memories of him.

With his death, our normal lives briefly halted and we took the time to reflect on what could be learned about how he lived his life.  Out of this were several lessons in life that I hope to remember as my normal day to day resumes…

  • Live life leading by example
  • Always do the right thing, simply because it is the right thing
  • Don’t be afraid to speak out for what you believe in
  • Hold dear your family, friends and faith
  • Smile and be grateful for what you have been given
  • Don’t forget to laugh

Life is short and I guess the final life lesson is don’t put off telling someone how much you love them or are proud of them.

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