I did 3 miles with Sophie and thought about life - Sherry's life, her families life and my life.
Life is short - an often said comment. But until you face a tragedy or a serious illness, it is hard to understand and appreciate. Events like this, make us all stop and appreciate where we are in life. Good or bad - rich or poor - healthy or not . . . there is always something to be Thankful for.
Things can change in an instant - Again, you leave the house in the morning, just like every other morning, but then something happens. Something that you could have NEVER planned. I am not advocating acting like today is your last . . . but there is an aspect of organizing and making peace with things or people that is important . . . why wait until it is too late. Do it now and then ENJOY life to its fullest.
Let those that you love, know it - Tell the people around you. Show them that you love them by treating them lovingly, with respect, whether that be your spouse, your children, your neighbor or the homeless . . . doesn't everyone deserve your respect and love.
I hope and pray that Sherry's family finds a level of Peace and builds a new "normal", albeit without Sherry in person . . . but still loving the person Sherry was.
Peace and Enjoy the moment.