June 25, 2008

What I Have To Say Now

Thank you to all for the kind words in response to my last post. They really put a smile on my face when it was hard to stop crying, much less smile. I have wondered exactly how much to tell as it is not my tragedy. It is a tragedy belonging to a family I love very dearly. To a friend I call a sister, to her mother, who I call Mom.

The best I can come up with are just some things I really want to say.

Don’t take life for granted. It can end in moments.

The little things count. Make an impression on someone by simply being friendly, considerate, just there. No matter what.

Get your finances in order. Don’t be caught unexpectedly in an emergency. Have some cash stashed. Have a way to pay for expenses that you never ever ever thought you would have to pay.

Work in a job where they care enough to let you leave at a moment’s notice and for as long as necessary for a friend.

Get a will. Also get a living will. Making your family make those decisions… …. Just don’t make them think about it…. Discuss the undiscussable.

Spend more time with people and not so much time online, cleaning, sleeping, and working.

No matter what you say, you can’t say the right thing to make someone who has lost their dad or their husband feel better. There are a lot of wrong things you can say. Don’t say those.

And never, ever forget to wear sunscreen.


Kaytabug said...

That is one of my all time favorite songs!!

I spend too much time online!

I like what you had to say!

Love you! XO

Kaytabug said...

okay I had to share, this quote was in your quotables just now....

"Bhagavad Gita - For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve."

sophie said...

I agree with everything you had to say. It is so easy for life to get in the way of the things that are truly important.

Sauntering Soul said...

I'm so sorry Fianna. My thoughts are with you. You shared some very wise words.

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