At my daughter’s commencement address the speaker said, “You should dream as if you’ll live forever, but live as if you will die tomorrow.” That quote weighs on my mind today, as I have lost yet another friend this year. A long time friend from Nevada just died of colon cancer…age 55. My neighbor, same age, just lost her battle with lukemia. No, life isn’t fair and there are no guarantees; so while we are planning for retirement, we had better love the life we are living. Another reason to take contol of the wheel and live the life you really want to live, right? If it’s any consolation, my friend from Nevada lived a huge life….generous, kind, hard working but hard playing…he was loved and he will be missed!!
Wendy (Naarup) Theisen is a mom, an award-winning speaker, an author of five books, a rape survivor and an Ironman. She believes there’s a difference between being victimized and being a victim.