Thoughts on the Fragility of Life
I haven't done one of these in a while, but I find it necessary to remind myself of a few things.
On Friday a 27 yr old Police Officer who worked for our school district was killed in a car accident. He was a newlywed with no children of his own but beloved by his peers and the students at the middle school where he worked. This was one of those unreasonable tragedies we see so often on the news.
The truth is that life is fragile and we have no guarantee of any amount of time on this earth. Sometimes the life we have is difficult and full of trials, and sometimes it can be beautiful. The only thing we can do is live the life we have to the best of our ability. Be a good person, work hard, reach for goals, love. Everybody will die, some long before they should.
And we can do our best to cut our risks of dying young - wear a seatbelt, avoid dangerous situations, take care of our health etc. Prolonging life is my main reason for being Primal. So what if the number on the scale isn't what I hoped. I did not put poison into my body this week. I often forget how scared I was that first night in the ICU. Sometimes I need to be reminded of what is really important.
My prayers and condolences to Travis' family and friends.