"Everyone dies and that is okay".
Before you start hating on me for being a downer, hear me out.
Today my elderly neighbour Kay passed away. She was a lovely lady, full of spunk and an avid knitter.
She and I had a few nice chats over the years. Nothing deep or allowed either of us to really get to know the other but she said something to me once that I'll never forget.
Three years ago she called me over to ask me how I was doing. It was the first time that I saw her after my husband's brain cancer diagnosis.
I said, "Oh, you know, okay." Her facial expression turned from sympathy to disapproval and she snapped back with, "Janet, don't say that! It's F****** SH**! So say so."
Thank God for Kay. She changed me from that day forward. To become a person who is not afraid of honesty, the truth and opening up to others.
Thank you Kay and God bless you. See you on the other side.
So it is okay that everyone dies but hopefully when it happens to someone you know, the happy memories and lessons that they taught you will endure beyond the sadness.
November 4, 2019