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Every Day Is Someone’s Worst Day

This weekend an acquaintance of our family was killed in a car crash. I only met this lovely young woman once, in New York City at my brother’s wedding. She was the best friend of my sister-in-law.

Suddenly, many people left behind are going through unimaginable grief.

Every day is someone’s worst day.

Too often I am guilty of taking my loved ones for granted as if they, and I, are invincible and immortal.

Who do you love? Please tell them today and hold them tightly.

I’ll be doing the same.


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  • Todd June 28, 2010, 7:48 am

    I’m sorry to hear that, Josh. Life is a fragile thing. We should appreciate those around us while they are in our lives.

  • jean sampson June 28, 2010, 9:09 am

    That is very sad. We never know what is around the corner. Thanks for the reminder to let our loved ones know in every way possible that they mean the world to us!

  • Niel June 28, 2010, 9:23 am

    It’s quite unfortunate these things happen. 1 week ago my professor passed away as well. I only knew him 8 months, but at the service it was a different experience to hear the stories people told about him and learning more of his life.

    Best wishes to the young woman’s family.

  • Melinda June 28, 2010, 11:07 am

    Ouch – thanks for the reminder Josh. It is so easy to work so hard at getting through the day that we forget how precious that day actually is.


  • Armen Shirvanian June 28, 2010, 2:29 pm

    Hi Josh.

    I hear you here. I always keep this in mind. This is why I am generally serious about how I treat others, whether it is jovial or calm, as I know things can change at any time. This allows me to be in better shape for circumstances than if I treated occasions or people lackadaisically.

    Taking the probabilities for granted is what causes individuals to get caught by surprise. My last article about how the future arrives to the surprise of some is about this.

  • Pearl Mattenson June 29, 2010, 4:52 am

    Such an important reminder. My sister passed away two weeks ago and it has been several weeks of a worst day. It has sensitized me to the energy I bring to casual encounters with people. It can be so jarring when you are in the midst of deep pain to have someone pop up to you, carefree and ask how you are…

  • Jessica Johnsen June 29, 2010, 12:09 pm

    After my nephew died it seemed like months of bad days. I would wake up and not remember for a few minutes, then it would come flooding back. I was living with his parents at the time and the heartache could be felt in the air.