I posted a custodial auntie blog about the comings and goings of life. If you want to read it, it is here, a few updates about how V is doing, and how we recovered from the car crash.
I am in a very reflective mood this morning. You see one of our customers, a very nice 87 year old lady came up missing on Sunday this week. She's a bit more than just a customer. As she and her husband used to own the other store (the owners own two dealerships), and the owners of our store bought it off of them twenty years ago.
Police published information about her and her missing red Cadillac, all over the newspapers and internet. Everywhere you looked you would see her photo. Everywhere I looked I was looking for her red Cadillac.
They found her vehicle yesterday at an apartment complex very near to our dealership. Sadly, they found her in the trunk of the car. She was not alive. There aren't many details that have been released yet. We don't know how she died, or anything about why someone could do this to such a nice lady. She may have been 87 years old, but she was of sound mind, and relatively healthy body. She was in the dealership a few weeks ago, and I waited on her.
This has hit me hard. Very hard. It's a reminder of how quickly life can be taken away from us. It shames me for my own self hatred. This woman lived for 87 years, only to have her life extinguished like this. She was a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend to many people.
This has reminded me that life is so short. Anything can happen to anyone at any point in time. Anything. Always tell people you love them. Always hug people goodbye. Always be honest with people. Live your life with no regrets, because you never know when that next day... just won't happen. Exercise. Enjoy your body and everything it is capable of. Eat healthy. Enjoy all the foods you get to eat. People always say life is too short, but IT REALLY IS. It isn't just a saying. It is something to take to heart, and think about literally.
On a lighter note, for the FFF challenge, I have been drinking water early in the morning to detox, and I have been trying to meditate. I honestly haven't been able to calm my mind and get it to a clear spot. It wanders. My mind works on fundraiser problems, thinks about that poor woman who was killed, thinks about my children and what they are involved in. I try to quiet it and clear it, but these thoughts keep popping up. I will keep trying to master meditation, though. I think it could be good for me to have a quiet, calm mind.
I hope you all are doing well, and you are living life to it's fullest!!!
P.S. I found this with some Menu Planning information that was helpful, if any of you struggle with this as well!!