I just found out about the death of a friend. He was only 47; I went into his jewelry store to discuss some business and was told the funeral is tomorrow. He dropped dead in his apartment a few nights ago and was found when he didn’t come in to work. This is the second person in a month I knew who died suddenly and prematurely; and a close business associate was recently diagnosed with a serious kind of cancer.
I suppose I should be thankful for my own good health, but this will get me back into the gym tonight. I’ve lost 25 pounds this year but have another 5-10 to go to get to an ideal weight.
Until recently I liked to think I would have plenty of time to accomplish certain things; I probably still will, but now I find myself being bolder and more selfish about asking for what I want.
Tomorrow night I will be at an event with some people I haven’t seen in about 25 years; that will probably sober me up some more.