Before I get into this, I first want to say my thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 6 teenagers that drowned in Louisiana yesterday. If you haven’t heard about this story you can read about it here. I didn’t hear about this until this morning while I was getting dressed for work. There is usually something sad on the news and it normally has little effect on me. However, I admit this bothered me a little bit and provoked thought.
I suspect that many people don’t give much thought about losing loved ones. Everyone is here today so there’s nothing to worry about. Also there are some who imagine that when the time comes death is slow. The reality is death is not always slow. You may not have the unfortunate luxury of receiving a phone that a loved one was in a car accident. While you speed over to the hospital you might think of the worse and hope for the best. You arrive and you get to spend time with the person before they leave this earth. That’s not always the case. The reality is that death isn’t always slow. Tragedy is quick and unexpected. It may be too late once you get that dreaded phone call.
I’m exhausted and my day started off somewhat gloomy before I even watched the news. The point of this isn’t to drag you all into my cloudy mood today. The point is to remind you that you should spend time with your loved ones, family and real friends. I know tragedy always reminds people of this, however, how long does it last before we forget? I’m guilty of this myself and may even be worse than some. My immediate family and most of closest friends all live down the street from me pretty much, but I don’t see them as much as I should. I love my family and true friends. I cherish every moment I spend with them. Out of all my past and future posts this is probably one of the most important things I will ever say. Spend time with your loved ones.
– Vic Louis