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Living Eulogy

Monday, March 23, 2015

After I graduated high school, I went to a small Christian college. Very small... like 500 students. I LOVED it. You really did know everybody. I met some of the best and most hurtful people there. I learned some of my most valuable lessons there. I became... me. For all those people in high school that told me "stay the same" sorry. haha I changed. I found my voice. There are people who say they'd love to do high school again. For me, you couldn't pay me. College, I'd go back in a heartbeat for free. It was the best of times and the worst of times.. but I've hung on to the memories of the best, and kept the lessons from the worst.

Recently, one of my dear friends from my very small college passed. He was ... unforgettable. I haven't seen him in many, many years but his impression on my life is fresh. I can say without a doubt, everyone who knew him was better for it. I'm lucky to have such fond memories of him, so I'm not too much of a blubbery mess lately when I think of him. The world is at a loss without him, but Heaven... is just that more joyful. I won't say more, because honestly, it would be an injustice to my friend. I just hope he knew this impact on all of us.

Which leads me to my title... Living Eulogies... don't wait till someone is gone to tell them how you feel. Don't wait to right a wrong. Let your guard down and forget pride. Recently a mutual friend decided to do this very thing on facebook. I was honored to be one of his friends, and he wrote on facebook the impact I had on his life. I'm going to start doing this as well. I have such fond memories of many of my friends and they really deserve to know. We never know when an old friend needs to be reminded of the difference they had on your life. Or a current friend!

Make sure the people who have blessed your life know it! Notes in the mail, notes on facebook, an email... sparkpeople goodies! emoticon

Go bless your friends and family with a note!
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    This is so beautiful...thank you for sharing. I'm really sorry for the loss of your friend. I like the idea of living eulogies...it is so important to tell others the impact they have had on your life while they are still here.
    2134 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    emoticon Sorry about the loss of your friend.
    Your words are inspirational.
    And you're right - the "dash" (what you do now to make a difference) is the most important part. Of course, I am writing about the dash between one's date of birth and date of death written on a tombstone (check out the poem "The Dash" by Linda Ellis).
    I wouldn't re-do high school either. LOL

    2136 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/23/2015 11:43:13 PM
    Very thoughtful! My condolences on the loss of your friend. Obviously, he meant a lot to you.

    Absolutely, positively, and undeniably once of the best things one person can do for another is express their gratitude, admiration, or praise. All these are expressions of love. And it benefits the sender and receiver alike.
    Thanks for reminding me.
    2136 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/23/2015 8:35:53 PM
    Thanks for sharing!
    2137 days ago
    I agree with you we should always let people know how we feel.
    So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful friend, wish we could people like him around forever. emoticon emoticon
    2137 days ago
    You are so right, always a good reminder to appreciate those who matter, who are still here for you to say what you want.

    2137 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    2137 days ago
    Great reminder, thank you. I'm sorry for your loss of your dear friend.

    2137 days ago
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