I am not here to write about this person but as I looked at the urn I thought of the life lived. I could write a lot about this person but let me just say, it was ordered that all of the flags in the town (which is the largest in the United States) be flown at half mast.
So I think you get the picture.
As I looked at the urn, said a prayer, and left; I was struck with the fact that we all have no idea how much time we have on this earth. Why is that some kids who die at the age of 10 or some people who die at 95 seem to have had the most absolute full life that there ever could be. Their energy is infectious and their smile contagious. They are whirlwind of life.
In the world of black and white……they are the colorful one in the middle. They stand out with positive-ness. The shine. They glow. They are people you want to be with.
And yet, others seem like if they are not complaining, they are not doing anything at all. We have one shot on this earth. We all have to live with…..well……life. Life can be unjust, unkind, and very hurtful. If that is all you see, I feel sorry for you.
I see life full of incredible people doing incredible things. I love the fact that I can say I have friends who have changed the world for so much good. People who do not just enter the room, they enter the room in full color and not just black and white. I have no time for people who are always sharing how miserable their life is, and how unfortunate life has been for them.
One shot. That is what we have. Make the choice for you, your kids, your friends, and your legacy that you want to be remembered in a light that is so bright it will not be dimmed for a long, long time. Because in the end, we are in a box, or an urn……..and those are only dark places if we let them be.
Shine brightly in all you do, it is the best way to stay lit for a long, long time.
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