We just never know what is going to happen in this life. Just this week a good friend was diagnosed with a form of Leukemia. In my little brain my logic told me that there would be no chance of that happening now with me going through cancer. One at a time please. Obviously, this world doesn't work on my schedule.
My sweet sister's 5 year old dog was hit by a car and killed a few days ago. If you are not a dog or pet person you might not understand but this dog was her best friend. I grieve for her incredible loss.
When we wake up in the morning we don't know what the day will have in store for us. It could be a shocking cancer diagnosis or the completely unexpected loss of a pet. I am not trying to be a downer. It has just been another reminder this week that we need to cherish all that we DO have. Every minute of this precious life.
My friend is going to be just fine - turns out she just needs to take a pill every day for the rest of her life and most likely the cancer will stay in remission. I know her view of life will change a bit - but I imagine it will be for the better.
My sister will make it through this difficult time. It will be hard but in the end she will remember her beautiful dog and all of those wonderful memories will stay with her.
Love deeper, laugh harder and sing louder. We only have one shot at this.