Once upon a time I lived a different life. Eighteen years ago today, in a moment of tragedy, that life absolutely changed. John Lennon said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
April 21st eighteen years ago was a lovely day. I remember looking at the blue sky and thinking, after the tragedy, of the words of the Lakota Sioux before the the Battle of the Little Big Horn, "today is a good day to die."
As we make plans to live we never are really in control of our destiny. I have learned over the years making plans is good and prudent, but it is important to live in the moment; not for the moment, but in the moment. Do not leave old wounds to fester. Do not dwell on negativity. Do not judge or carry a grudge. There may never come an opportunity to make amends and we all have flaws, after all.
Life can change on a dime and end in a heart beat.
In my opinion; if we make each day a good day to die, we also make each day a good day to live.