Live life fully

Yesterday, I got the shock of my life when my mom told me that one of her friends suddenly passed away.

My mom’s friend was in her 50s.  She was in her living room at home playing with her granddaughter.  After that, she went upstairs to take a shower and when she came downstairs, she started complaining that her head hurt a LOT.  Three minutes later, she fainted.  Her husband and son immediately rushed her to the hospital.   She had an overflow of blood in her head and the hospital didn’t have the necessary equipment available to treat it, so they immediately airlifted her by helicopter to a hospital located downtown.  From there, they still weren’t able to help her out.  She passed away soon afterwards.

What shocked both my mom and I was that this individual was so young!  She was only in her 50s.  She was a healthy, energetic individual who watched what she ate, kept a small business on the side, and was generally content with life.  What happened?  Setting aside the medical problem and why this happened — probably a stroke — I want to address the fact that life is SO short and SO fleeting.  How do we know when it is our time to go?  It could be any minute.  It scares me to think that this could have happened to any family member or friend of mine.  Please be careful and learn from this tragic story that I’m sharing.  Treasure your loved ones.  Take care of them.  Spend every moment with them with love, kindness, and respect.  There’s no time to do things but now.  Don’t wait to tell them that you think they’re amazing.  You never know what tomorrow is like.

Most importantly, live life!  Don’t spend your minutes of every day living a life that you’re not happy with.  Choose.  Pick.  Decide.  We all make decisions every single second.  Choose a better life for yourself.  Don’t like the job that you have?  Quit it.  Find something else that fills your heart and keeps you happy.  Everything matters.

Thank you for reading, friends.  Have a wonderful day!!  We’re so lucky to live and breathe.  Cherish it.  We never know when it’s our time to go. ❤


About stenoodie

I'm a stenographer, foodie, avid traveller, and a really silly person if you get to know me well enough. =)
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2 Responses to Live life fully

  1. 😦 life is so unpredictable…thanks for sharing this Karen. Time is precious and I will not want to waste any of it!!

    • stenoodie says:

      You’re very welcome, Carol. It was definitely a shock to learn about this tragic story…I just hope we can all learn from it. Both in the sense that if someone complains of a sudden headache out of the blue, take them to the ER immediately!! Also, we have to live our lives fully and do the things we love. We just never know what is going to happen tomorrow. Thank you for reading, love. ❤

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