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Today, I Mourn

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today, I am grieving the loss of a friend and mentor. Shot down, murdered by an unknown person. A truly good guy, family man and co-worker. Someone who knew the meaning of the word friend. Yesterday, when I heard the news I was numb. Not wanting to believe it. As the day went on ... I began to question why even try to be healthier? Why make the best choices?
Life is short and so unfair. My friend, he led a healthy lifestyle and encouraged others to do the same. During the evening and early this morning I began to almost hear his voice. Chiding me, reminding me, we need to be our best ... even when others are at their worst. Live healthy, make good choices, set a positive example and remember that if we impact only one other person ... we have made a difference in this world.

My friend, you made a difference. I will stay on the right path. Your example is now my strength. As a human ... there will be days I fail. But, I will pick myself up and continue moving forward. Because ... that is what you would have done.

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GRAMMACATHY 3/24/2013 12:34PM

    Praying for your friend's family and and loved ones including you. I am glad you heard him and listened.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 3/24/2013 8:44AM


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LABRATIAM 3/23/2013 2:33PM

    emoticon My thoughts and prayers for out to you.

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EMELBY13 3/21/2013 1:15PM

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of a friend and mentor. People can feel for those who are taken even from a distance when that person is a motivation to others.

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COWGRLKT 3/21/2013 11:38AM


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GINA180847 3/21/2013 11:34AM

    So sorry for your loss! It is at times like this that we realize how fragile life really is and no one promises us a certain amount of time. Your friend would want you to realize this and life your life as if it were a very precious gift which may not continue even though we think we are invulnerable and can go on forever.

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LJCANNON 3/21/2013 11:22AM

    emoticon I can only Pray that the prayers of Your Spark Family will comfort You & Your Friend's Family. At times like thus we have No Answers and asking Why is Futile. But your Friend sounds like a wise man and his advice & example will be good for all of us to follow.

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DATTEBERR 3/21/2013 10:53AM

    Sorry to hear about your loss. May God bring you peace in this difficult time.

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ACTIONHEROFOX 3/21/2013 10:39AM

    emoticon I am so sorry for your loss. May peace be with you in this time of mourning.

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