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!
Go bless your friends and family with a note!