Recently I had the unfortunate honor of attending the funeral of a close friend’s brother. A man who died, too young, of brain cancer.
And during that time I got to thinking about how even amidst his diagnosis, he continued to move forward and live. Shockingly, what was a six to 12 weeks life expectancy, turned out to be just over a year—and during a pandemic as a pile on. He loved hard and lived hard for 12+ glorious months and left it all on the field when he finally took his last breath surrounded by the most important people in his life. He moved forward.
As we have each adapted to the pandemic, with a variety of coping mechanisms, I’m reminded by Don’s death that whatever path we choose, we are and will continue moving forward. Time isn’t waiting for us and instead pulls us along like an escalator in a particular direction until we interrupt its march. We have so many choices and opportunities to LIVE in spite of the burdens we may be carrying. Our choice remains in HOW we wish to move forward.
I choose to move forward in ways that make me feel more alive and connected. I challenge you to determine how YOU would like to move forward and commit to living out your own life, now…and always.