Friday, September 16, 2011
There is no amount of fitness that can prepare you for a sudden loss. One of my favorite neighbors died last night, an elderly gentleman who was my gardening buddy and a patron of the entire neighborhood. Every child on this street had played on his swing, loved going to his door for Halloween. He had lent probably 80% of the households on my street some specialized gardening tool.
We are all on a journey to good health, and even with Spark people, it can feel like a solitary journey. So aside from being thanksful for all the wonderful people on Spark, I'm taking a minute to step back and be thankful for people. It is how a human should be judged, when the end comes - how many friends one has or how well people think of him. So if you haven't today, make a connection - send someone a note, chat with a stranger in the grocery store, tell a family member you love them. It's a risk to love people, because one way or another, we lose them or they lose us. But it's a risk I'm willing to take.