i attended a funeral today.
i was the former executive director of a small, nonprofit agency for girls in san francisco. there are handful of girls who would always have a special place in my heart. one young lady was a natural leader. she was honest and humble, smart, motivated and driven and active in her community since middle school. all these characteristics were those that i heard of her mom today as friends and community members remembered. her mother had passed away at the very young age of 50.
one of the pastors had a message to “marinate on love.” he said if people would just love each other, we would all be in a better place.
the other message was live your life as if it’s your last and live your life when you’re given a second chance. first is fine, but second can even be better because you have an opportunity to do things differently. you have a second chance.
seize it. life is definitely too short these days.