Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Breath Away

On Sunday I attended the memorial service of a beautiful woman, mother, wife and friend that was taken from this earth too soon by a vicious and aggressive breast cancer. She was a child of God and now rests free of pain and peacefully with Him.

At her memorial service her children all spoke. Her eldest, a beautiful young 22-year old whom I think of like a little sister, said something that really resonated with me. She said that her mother's death made her realize that her last breath is always only a breath away.

What if we lived our lives as if our last breath was a breath away? Would we hug our children more? Would we smile more? Would we be kinder and more compassionate? Would we take more chances? Would we risk failure more? Would we breathe more deeply and live life more fully and be more thankful for every breath we do take? Would we understand what is really important?

I want to live my life like that.

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