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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:19 PM

A friend of mine recently died.

Last edited Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:04 AM - Edit history (1)

She left me as a beneficiary of what I don't know. But it got me to thinking.

Call those friends you haven't, keep in touch, because this, as far as we know, is all we have.

Love the ones you're with, and the ones you forget sometimes. They are all important.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:23 PM

1. so true....n/t

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:28 PM

2. I am so sorry for your loss. *hugs*

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:44 PM

3. So true words babylonsister, and I am sorry for your loss. We are all effected by death, and

 

like it or not it is a part of life. Once again, sorry!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:04 PM

4. Be thankful every day for the people you love...you have no guarantee that you or they will be here

tomorrow. I rarely go to sleep these days without realizing that it may be the last time I'll experience consciousness. While my health is pretty good, I'm 58-my peers drop dead unexpectedly every day. Shit happens when you least expect it. Enjoy life to the fullest while you can because nothing is guaranteed...





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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:13 PM

5. So sorry for your loss.

You add sooooo much to this forum and I love reading your posts.

Peace

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:02 AM

11. Pretty much concur completely with the above post

I just turned 58 and I have to start humping a lot harder on my bucket lists of goals. I don't have as much time on earth as I used to and my mortality is starting to come to the fore.

Yes, call all those in your life you've been neglecting and waiting to get around to. Don't wait and then get the chance taken away forever.

-90% Jimmy

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:25 PM

6. Over the last couple of years I've lost 8 very close friends. I only have one really good friend

left. It takes way too long to cultivate a really good friend and sometimes I think I'm going to left here all alone with only people who don't really know me very well. It's a daunting feeling. Sorry for your loss - it hurts.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:29 PM

7. Truer words were never spoken. Except I'm not sure this is all we have.

I mean, there could be a Heaven. I don't know for sure one way or the other. But there could be. I hope my prior dogs and my grandparents are there waiting for me, if there is.

And my cat, Puddin' Head.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:31 PM

8. My dear babylonsister...

You are so right...

I'm very sorry for your loss, sweetie...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:09 AM

9. Truer words were never spoken. I'm so sorry for your loss.

I lost my mother a month ago. She had a wonderful life and lived to be 95 years old. Lucid until the last two hours of her life. I think one of the reasons she lived a long life is that she adapted to changes....even the death of my father in '02. However, the last two years when she lost more and more friends, many, of course, younger than she, I could tell those loses were becoming insurmountable for her. I have thought a lot about this and have concluded that close relationships are what keeps us propped up in life and make life more enjoyable. You are right,,,,we need to remember who we have in our lives...they are staples and we need them as much as air and water.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:52 AM

10. I'm so sorry, R. I'm glad she had you for a friend.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:37 AM

12. I'm so sorry for your loss..

Good friends are very hard to find and sometimes keep. We are so mobile anymore that it is difficult to stay in touch with good friends that are now miles away. I treasure those friends that I have and try to stay in touch-good friends are very important.

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