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Life's too short to be unhealthy

Sunday, February 24, 2013

In the past year I've had my grandfather pass away, then a few months back my friend lost her 3 month old to sids, and yesterday another friend lost her husband leaving her a single parent of three early teenage kids.

We can be taken suddenly or know it's coming for ages, but death is still one of those things you can't really prepare for completely. It leaves the survivors with too much to do regarding the death. My parents are still taking care of the estate, my friend with the baby is still grieving and my friend with the lost husband has lost so much more than just a companion since they're still of working age.

We can try to make the most of our lives, no matter when our expiration date is.

We need to make sure our bodies are working to its best by providing the fresh food and movement it desires. We need to provide the emotional health it craves in making sure we have people we can confide in, whether it be a group of similar minded people, a small circle of good friends or a life long mate. We need to make sure we're seeing the best in life because it's too short to waste worrying what might happen and enjoy what is happening.

So enjoy the life you're given because it's the only one you have. Treat it well and remember that we're each living a life with individual struggles, so treat everyone's life the nicest way you know how.
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  • FRAN0426
    So sorry for the loss of your friends husband. How right you are about living your life healthy, and enjoying the life you have---we never know when life could be cut short.
    1672 days ago
    Yes, do the best with this temple of a body. Thanks and my condolences to you and your friends.
    1673 days ago
    I'm so sorry for your loss and for those of your friends. It's too bad that it often takes death's harsh reminder to snap us back to the reality of just how precious all of our lives are. And, how important it is to make the most of every moment. Excellent post.
    1673 days ago
    What great advice! Thanks for sharing. I am sorry for your losses -- but those losses too are a natural part of the cycle of life. It doesn't make it any less heart wrenching though! My mom is 93 years old and in hospice -- she is ready for the end but it is hard to see someone you love and know their life will end soon. emoticon
    1673 days ago
    emoticon so much for the excellent advice. And..........I am very emoticon for your loss and that of your friends.
    1673 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
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    Sorry to hear of your losses and those of your friends. Life is too short and we must do what we can for the things that are in our control!
    1673 days ago
    That is so true! I needed to read this today. Thank you.
    1673 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I'm so sorry for yet another, truly tragic, loss. A reminder that indeed we cannot take anything for granted. Hold your loved ones close. emoticon
    1673 days ago
    We were saving for retirement and that " rainy day". Then a series of very sad unexpected events made us decide that it is raining now! We never know about the future so we are enjoying each day to the fullest and not putting the fun things off until retirement. Each day is special. No need to put off the pleasures until we lose those last ten pounds or the kids grow up or a hundred other reasons. Enjoy every single day!
    1673 days ago
    great advice, my sympathy on your losses
    1673 days ago
    sorry for your is unpredictable and very each day to the fullest is the lesson that I have taken away from my losses
    1673 days ago
    It's so true to me, what you've said here. And I'm sorry for the deep losses you have experienced both directly and in caring for your friends.

    1673 days ago
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