As many of you know, my friend and colleague was recently killed in a tragic accident. This has been a difficult two weeks – raw pain and grief alternating with the desire to fully embrace the beauty and joy that life has to offer.
My friend was a big teddy-bear kind of guy, and he was known as a joker and a prankster. In just a few minutes, he could coax a smile out of anyone. He had a huge heart, and all who came into contact with him felt his warmth and love. He truly embraced and appreciated life. And he was one of those rare people who would actuality state how rich his life was – he would say that often, and with a big smile on his face.
I miss my friend terribly. That pain will continue. But with the pain comes the memory of his smile and his light. And the pain is a reminder to us all – take time every day to feel the joy of being alive.