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Loss of a Friend

At this point in our lives, we’ve all lost someone we called a friend.  Some have lost what might seem like more than their share.  Personally, I have not lost many friends.

Carolyn was our friend, business associate, and confidant.  We have known her for about eight or nine years.

After many years of numerous symptoms, many types of medications, and the past six months in the hospital and rehab, Carolyn had had enough.  She passed away Friday afternoon.

Sad for her loved ones to have had to experience this long downward spiral.  And those of us who looked from the ‘second tier’.  Difficult to have watched this demise and feel helpless to know how to fix it.

Yes we all will have our day–our last day.  But we don’t want to travel this path to it.

A time like this tends to make us reflective.  Reflective about the relationship we had with our friend.  Reflective about the life she lived as far as we knew.

A time like this tends to bring foremost in our mind, ‘What we are doing with our life’?  ‘How are we living our life?’ ‘Is it truly the way we want to live life?’

We have all heard it said that life is fragile; this is not a dress rehearsal, and all of the other phrases people use about this.  It’s at a time like this that we take this concept a little more seriously.

Jim Rohn, the admired business philosopher and personal development mentor, (who passed away a few years ago), would always muse, do everything, go everywhere, experience it all.   Those are actually my words and I was paraphrasing from the numerous recordings and videos I had heard him present.  Jim Rohn had a much more eloquent way of expressing a thought.  I could never come close, but I think you get the gist.

We will consciously live life more fully–do, go and experience more.  How about you?


Technical Challenges–Life’s Little Glitches

Technical challenges are a part of life!  Well, today’s post, part of which I’ve reproduced here as kind of a test, has had a technical challenge.

If you are seeing this on Facebook, the video will play.  If you are receiving this blog in a ‘reader’ and receiving it as an email, the video may not play.

This became apparent to me a few minutes ago.  I personally receive my blog each day in Google Reader, an option on the site, and I receive it in an email.  Rarely do I click onto it to check it out, since I double check everything before I post it.  Ironically I did click it today in my email and learned that the video would not play through Google Reader.  A message indicating it was a ‘Sony Entertainment video and I should check it out in YouTube’ appeared.

There are numerous videos in YouTube with this poem and the one I chose was to the theme of Forest Gump, which apparently is a Sony Entertainment picture.  So, for those who can’t see it in their reader in their email, check it out on my Facebook wall.  Or perhaps it showed up on your Facebook wall.

Enjoy!  And thank you Sony Entertainment!

Friends: Here For a Reason, a Season Or a Lifetime?

Recently I received an email from a friend with this poem.  Thanks Michele.  It’s something I had seen a while ago and perhaps you have too.  I found it in video form and have posted that below as well.

It just reminded me of how life is.  And maybe this is a reminder for you as well.  By the way, the email mentioned that we should pass this along to our friends.  I believe this is the best way I know of to do that.  Enjoy, and feel free to share it with your friends and anyone who means something to you.

Reason, Season, or Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

— Unknown