Sunday, August 05, 2012
It has been a sad year for people at work and others close to me. There are 50 people in my department, and we have had over ten family deaths since the spring: grandparents, parents, siblings, and saddest of all, two spouses and one child. Also my boyfriend's father passed away in April.
On Thursday we found out that my boyfriend's sister's fiancee's mother had a heart attack and died the same day, leaving behind a husband who has trouble seeing and hearing, and was very dependent on her.
On Friday I found out in the afternoon that one of my co-worker's fathers, who used to work with us himself had been admitted to the hospital that morning. He is retired and lives in another state and was visiting his son, and late Thursday night he was talking a little funny, but they chalked it up to the wine they had with dinner. They took him to the hospital on Friday morning where it was determined he had suffered a stroke and he died late that afternoon.
All these sad situations have really had me thinking about taking better care of my body, by exercising and eating healthy foods and trying to avoid food that offers the opposite of nutrition. It also reminds me to appreciate those around you every day because you just never know how long you have.
Sorry to be such a downer, just feeling a little reflective this evening!