Isn’t it strange how your life can change overnight? I received some disheartening news yesterday. My friend and I had an appointment to get our hair cut together today. My friend called last night to tell me our appointment had been canceled.
Our hairdresser has a small shop in a small town. One of her employees went outside to get something across the street. It was early evening, and she was wearing dark clothing.
Our hairdresser ran outside when she heard the brakes screech and a loud thud. Her longtime employee lay disheveled on the ground in front of the car that hit her. She was gone.
I didn’t know the woman that well, but she was a bright, well spoken, happy person. Even though we weren’t friends, I’m sitting here with tears flowing from my eyes for a kind woman whose life was cut short. I don’t know the particulars, but it doesn’t matter. This kind woman has left family, friends, and acquaintances behind.
I only hope that somehow she knew that her life brightened the world of those around her. Things like this aren’t supposed to happen in a small town on a weekday evening.
Gen X and Y would use the above as an example to do everything today because you don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
As a baby boomer, I don’t know what the future will bring. I don’t want to be a burden, so I try to plan for the future.
There’s no right or wrong between these two ideologies. Experience shapes behavior and thought patterns.
I think most of us do the best we can. One thing binds us all – we are all on this planet together.
I know this isn’t my normal blog post, but I had to share this event with someone. If you took the time to read this, thanks for “listening”.