Aug 16: Loss should not fuel your motivation

lossYesterday at 6:30am, I lost a sweet friend of mine from high school.  She was the same age as me – 42.  A house, children and a spouse – – all things I had in common except she didn’t get to experience today, like I did.  I still can’t even understand it, to be honest.

There are no words that I can express to her family to show how very sorry I am.  My heart is aching to watch our mutual friends shed tears, listening to them share on Facebook about the importance of living in the ‘now’ more and probably hugging their own children and loved ones a little more solidly.  These are all good, strong people I know who have been sucker-punched by this tragic loss.

Don’t let ‘loss’ be the reason that motivates you to get real with your life.  Instead, let life – the moments you are living right now – be the fuel for your fire.  This isn’t a test drive, people.  We must be present every moment because it will be gone some day.

Challenge yourself today:

– What do you want your life to have looked like when you’re at the finish line?

– What specific events from your past may help / hinder you in getting there?

– What are the things you long for in your life?  What prevents you from getting there?

– Can you be an authentic contributor in your life and not a consumer?

Take time to imagine.  Get your financial house in order.  Hug everyone you love.  Laugh at funny stuff.  Pay attention to what’s going on around you.

Dedicated to Monica Moss-Dorenkamp of St. Peters, Missouri. 

Sheryl Brown / @BionicSocialite

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