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The value of life.

Friday, November 02, 2012

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!!!

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  • AGK3112
    So sad to hear about 87 yr old lady. I sure feel the same now that even world is not safe place anymore. Try to live each and every movement with joy and happiness because you never know when it will taken away from you.

    Hope you are able to calm your mind thru meditation
    2052 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/5/2012 9:10:12 AM

    So sad for that ladies family! No one should have to go through that!

    2054 days ago
    The worst part of working in the news business is that I see way too much of this. I'm sorry for your loss.
    2054 days ago
    Very sad, I'm sorry.
    2054 days ago
    Oh, my heart hurts for you. I'm so sorry. emoticon
    And on that lighter side I'm so proud of you for getting the challenge done. That's emoticon
    Life really is too short. I'm so glad we've found "here" to come and work through it to make the best of it and to our best everyday in it. So glad you're a part of it. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2055 days ago
    emoticon My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    2055 days ago
    I'm sorry for your loss. What a sad ending to a life. Thank you for sharing and for reminding me to make the most of each new day. They're gifts and sometimes I get swept up in the stress of daily living and forget that.
    Happy Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    2055 days ago
    Good message to live your life fully. So sad about the lady though. emoticon
    2055 days ago
    You are so right! Life is to short. When my younger sister died it made me stop putting things off. That summer I took my son to Disney World and have stopped waiting to live my life. emoticon
    2055 days ago
    How awful! Life is truly too short. And there is evil in this world...but there is also pure light! Surround yourself with it...I know I try to. I hope that you're able to find some peace in your mind soon. And try not to think of this woman for how she left this Earth, but for how she lived while she was here. I'm sure that's how she would want to be remembered. Of course I hope there is justice for her as well.
    2055 days ago
  • CYALE76
    I'm sorry to hear this. Your right Life is so precious and it can be taken in the blink of an eye, we need to learn to take the time to spend with the ones we love doing the things we love before its to late, so often its easier to say we are busy than to make time but in times like this is make us open up our eyes. emoticon
    2055 days ago
  • CARA_FIT37
    So, so sad emoticon Thank you for sharing though, it is a good reminder of how we need to live.
    2055 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    2055 days ago
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