On the one hand, it has been a day of relative happiness. The door handles on my car are finally fixed. I no longer have to roll down the window in order to exit the vehicle. My life has been full of music lately, much to my unending joy. Received a very heartwarming message via voicemail that made me smile inside and out.
But then I received news that one of my dearest friends lost her eldest brother in a tragic accident. He was a very intelligent, musical, and kind man who loved his family very much. My heart breaks for my friend and her family, which is a family full of music and kindness and laughter. She has been a true and wonderful friend to me through the years and I treasure her friendship, intelligence and laughter, so I hope I can be there when she needs.
Reflection is important. And remembering what is important is vital. I know I will be hugging and holding my loved ones a little tighter and a little closer.