I wasn’t sure whether to publish this post as some parts are not very pleasant but I am hoping you will get something out of it 🙂
A couple of days ago I found out a friend’s colleague died. I don’t know anything else other than my friend was deeply sad about it.
My first thought was my friend, how she might have felt and how I would have felt if one of my colleagues had died. Oh my, even thinking about it brought tears to my eyes. That’s what happens when you try to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. The better you get at exercising empathy, the more you can feel.
My second thought was that this is just another reminder that life is so short. Scary thought but liberating.
If I were to die right now would I die happy? Well, yes!
Funnily enough I had a think about it earlier that day whilst I was looking on pictures on social media of people who don’t work 9 to 5, who are out most nights, drinking or people who are on the go and travel all the time.
I enjoy going out drinking and I LOVE travelling but wouldn’t like to do that every day. I am happy with my life as it is right now. It can always get better, filled with more things that I enjoy doing but I am happy right now!
Take 5 minutes and remind yourself what you are grateful for in your life. That’s what I did. And I am grateful for a LOT, I won’t list them, because this post will get very very long!
The next day at our choir session, one of my favourite friends and I had such a laugh, I haven’t laughed so much in months (I tried to remember when was the last time I laughed that much -it was hard, I laugh a lot!-, but I think the last time I laughed almost non-stop was probably last December, on a chilly Sunday night, and before that it was October, on a sunny afternoon in Cyprus, so it’s been a while). I am so grateful for the friends I have in my life and my adorable family!
Every time someone dies, especially unexpectedly we all remind ourselves that life is too short and the next day we forget and we get upset with little things, we argue with friends or relatives for silly reasons, we fall back to our old habits. But that’s what we humans too, it’s inevitable.
I hope this post made you stop for a minute and think of things in your life right now you are grateful for. And give your loved ones, friends, family anyone special for you an extra special hug!! (or message them if they live too far!)
Love you all! x
PS. When I went to work the next morning, one of my lovely colleagues sent me some funny song lyrics and a video and we had a laugh together (he had no idea about what I mentioned on the post, but I grinned and just thought how lucky I am to work with such nice people, however long it lasts).