I’m not much of a Facebook person, I must admit. I also admit I’m a bit of a skeptic of what many people post. And, yes, the shock factor some set out to achieve does, indeed, shock me into another state of mind at times. And the amount of information many share, information that the world could certainly do without, never ceases to amaze me.
And yet, like a moth to a flame, I find myself drawn into the web of entertainment.
Tonight was one of those times I felt compelled to check and see what was happening in the Cyberspace zone of Facebook. And I’m still riding the wave of shock as I learned a very dear soul has journeyed to heaven. I had just sent him a message a week ago and since I hadn’t heard back from him, I thought I would call and check in this week. I never got that chance.
Shock, anger, and grief completely consume me tonight as I think of such a wonderful soul losing a senseless battle.
Friends, if someone you love is struggling, I beg you to reach out to them today. Don’t wait. Tomorrow may not come. If you love someone, tell them today, tomorrow, and the day after that. Frequently. Make the last words they hear from you be, “I love you.” If you know someone is hurting or lonely, be sure they know without a doubt that they matter and that they are important to you. Take that extra moment to let them know they aren’t alone.
The heavens gained another good man; another star shines bright in the night sky. And Mike, my friend, you have taught me more than I’ve ever taken the time to let you know.
That’s a heavy cross to bear.
Here’s to living a life of love and service rather than one filled with regrets.
May peace be yours.