Live Each Day Like It’s Your Last

I suppose it’s true — you know — that there’s a season for everything. 

I came to work today, already stressed about a huge project that’s been giving me trouble since last week, then got the call that put everything in perspective.  One of my co-workers at our PA location died.  In her sleep.  Early diagnosis is that she had a heart-attack in her sleep.  She was 32 years old, apparently healthy.

How does a person reconcile that?  Death at such an early age.  Death when there was no visible sign of ill-health.  Then there’s the life.  No family other than an 82 year old aunt and a close friend.  Work was very important to her, but was that enough?  Some things that seemed important at the start of my day faded away after that call.

The day’s pretty much gone by in a haze.  I want to go home and curl up with some chocolate and maybe knit, or read a book or just be quiet.

What has been on my mind since I got the news, is how to make my life more true, more santified, more consistent, more enjoyable, more loving, more kind, more well-lived.  It’s a tall order, but since I don’t know when my end is, now’s a great time to make some changes.

RIP Rebecca.

5 thoughts on “Live Each Day Like It’s Your Last

  1. Nicky July 4, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Thank you all so much for your kind words. I appreciate them more than you know; the fog has definitely started to lift.

  2. Elisabeth Andree July 4, 2012 / 11:55 am

    Such a sad and shocking news. 32 years old is so young, it indeed makes you think about your own life. Take care of yourself and the people around you.

  3. erin July 4, 2012 / 12:33 am

    Aw, I’m sorry to hear about this! I know how crazy difficult it can be when someone you know dies – not just the missing them, but the sudden awareness of death. I hope you can find an understanding in it all. I’m thinking about you!


  4. Spinster July 3, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    Reblogged this on Spinster's Compass and commented:
    As someone who’s dealing with a couple of medical issues along with other things, this blog post by a dear friend of mine helps me realise that there but for the grace. It’s so cliché, but as one becomes wiser, this seems to be so true. Take a look at this short yet meaningful post. Feel free to comment too.

  5. Spinster July 3, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    So sorry to hear this. And so young. Sigh. 😦 Perspective.

    May she rest in peace.

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