There has been a lot of tragic death in these recent weeks, where those I love most have lost people they care for. Many have had their lives cut too short, but what these souls have left behind is a community of people that have supported each other and shown their appreciation for one another in the hardest of times. I’ve witnessed beautiful reunions, open conversation, and gratitude in its purest form.
But why must it take great tragedy for us to find connection to one another? Why does it take someone loosing their life too soon to tell the ones closest to us that they matter, that we love them?
I have witnessed on several occasions, both personal and global, the bright light of support and love that shines through darkness. It is the darkness that reveals the brightest light, yes, but why can’t we keep that spark alive in times that are not good or bad? In the times that just are?
What is stopping us from calling up the friend we haven’t talked to in a while? Or telling our parents how much we appreciate them?
We cannot let the hard times be the only reminder of gratitude and love. We must carry them always.
Today, I challenge you to tell the one’s who are most important to you, what they mean. Give them a call, shoot them a text, a simple “thinking of you” will shine the light we all need, even in times where there is already plenty.
In Loving Memory of Lauren Bajorek