Thanksgiving Reflections

Let’s get this party started! How many of you are feeling excited and ready to start your work week? Ah, not that many, I understand. Most of us don’t like Mondays and that’s ok, but we still need to motivate ourselves.

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? Mine was relaxing and surprisingly I didn’t overeat on turkey day. This time of year is a time of reflection for me, two things have happened at this time of year that have stayed with me.

It was November 17th of last year that we lost a family member to a senseless house fire; she was only 4 years old. I can remember that awful night, the flames leap to the sky and everyone was trying to get to her, but it was too late. It was actually a trailer fire, which they say is much worse than a house fire. The fire started in her room and she didn’t have a chance to escape.

I was 7 years old, and it was the Friday after Thanksgiving. I can remember that terrible day when my mother’s youngest brother was struck and killed by a drunk driver. He and his friend were walking up on an embankment about 12 feet high, and the man ran up on the embankment and killed him and his friend. He was only 17 years old.

These are the things that stay with you over the years, after some time the pain fades, but the memories stay with you forever.

You never know when your time is up, make the most of your life now don’t wait. You can change things for yourself and others.

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