I just heard that a colleague died in a car accident. He was in sales in another state and I didn't have any contact with him. I didn't know him and I hadn't even heard his name until today but word of his death made me incredibly sad. He had three young kids - two girls about the same ages as my kids and a baby boy. I don't want to think about my girls losing their father now, or ever. I can imagine what his wife is going through right now and it hurts.
I know this isn't about me. I know that I shouldn't be wallowing in someone else's misery. Lord knows that I can find plenty of misery closer to home to wallow in. I also know that what I'm about to write is so cliche that I'll probably regret writing it (but I will anyway).
Life is precious and precarious and sometimes too short. Enjoy your life. Enjoy the people you love. Don't be petty. Be nice.
Have a lovely day.