November 10, 2007 – November 11, 2007  Looking deeply at life

as it is
in the very here and now

Thich Nhat Hanh

Nothing isI changed my quote from last year because I am living these words from Thich Nhat Hanh. In the past few days I have been taught an invaluable lesson about living in the here and now. Since Saturday three men I have known have passed away. One was 25, one was 39, and one was 62. All wonderful beautiful, kind , giving, and loving men. Two men left behind a wife and children and one left behind family and friends. Two of these men I had been associated with because of mutual friends. The third man was my brother- in- law. Pat's (my husbands) sister's husband. All three deaths were sudden. One man last control of his car at 7p.m on Sunday evening. The second man was hit by a truck while jogging. The third man died from complications with/from Leukemia. As I sit here I have lit three candles and I am sending prayers to the loved ones each of these men have left behind. 

For me ever clique I have heard about life now resonates with me…. live in the moment, live for today, carpe diem, and Go for it now.  The future is promised to no one.  ~Wayne Dyer

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3 Responses to Live

  1. joan says:

    Dearest Susan,
    My heart and my prayers go out to each and every one who tragically lost someone they dearly loved.
    There are not enough tears in the world that can be shed for loss such as this.
    Life is so precious… hug everyone you love and give thanks for each new day.
    I promise not to waste an hour or a day…
    my heart is with you, and I too will light candles…

  2. misty says:

    Dear Susan,
    I am so sorry to hear of such loss, that is so sad. my mom lost her sister and mom within a month, both tragic accidents…it really makes you feel differently about life… if only everyone could look at such awful events and realize that it is SO important to cherish our time here while we have it and enjoy life with all those we love.
    thinking of you and all of the families that have lost someone.
    beautiful photo. xo

  3. eb says:

    sending love and prayers to all of you – life is so precious and so fleeting – savor each and every moment…
    xox – eb.

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