On Friday morning, I received the very sad news that a classmate of mine from junior high and high school had passed away. Initially I was shocked, considering I had learned of this woman’s condition only a week earlier. And while so many of us have gone our separate ways in life, this news hit me hard.
I felt as though I was going to bust. My breathing became heavy and the panic attack started. The first time I had a panic attack was when I went home for my father’s funeral. They faded and eventually went away, until Friday. This woman, my age, lost her life. Her battle with cancer. Leaving behind her young daughter and husband. Too even write about it brings tears to my eyes.
However, in that moment of sadness, I have learned a very important lesson. Tomorrow is guaranteed to to no one. Today, we must be thankful for life. The good and the bad. I am thankful for every life experience I am allowed to have…each and every day.
So my challenge to you: Go out and celebrate life! The only chance we have to celebrate is NOW!