I just came across this post from Ralph Gorgoglione and it is just beautiful and I wanted to share so that as many people as possible get to read it. Enjoy.
Ralph's random thoughts about life.........
It's kind of funny.
I think about our mortality as humans all the time. I think about the scenario if/when another close family member or friend of mine should pass before I do. And I find comfort knowing it is all in the master plan.
One thing we know for sure: We all pass. We all have our time. And since what we don't know is when and who will move on before whom, then it truly makes you appreciate EVERY day you have with those loved ones while they are still here, or while you are still here for that matter.
But the cool part is, for those that pass before us, they gift us their life experience and knowledge to carry on with us until the end of our journey. It's kind of like they've given us the remainder of water in their cantina for us to live from on the rest of our journey to our destination. And it would be a shame to waste that water, wouldn't it?
So be good to yourselves and those around you. Cherish and use that water of life wisely that they've gifted to you to live a good life and help others with that gift when you can, because you want to have a nice cantina of life lessons, positive energy, and lessons of love to pass on when it's your time.