Words to Live By Wednesday: Live for Today

They say: “Better late than never”… so here goes… Words to Live By Wednesday (on Thursday).

“Cherish your yesterdays, and dream your tomorrows, but most importantly, don’t forget to live your todays.” ~Author Unknown

These words could never be truer and are so poignant to the experiences I had this week. I found out that our world lost a truly fabulous person this week. A friend of mine from yesteryear, Dan Fellegara, was tragically killed in an accident in NYC over the weekend. I hadn’t spoken to Dan since we worked together at Abbotts Frozen Custard (the greatest ice cream place on the planet) back when I was 15 and 16! But Dan was well known around my town as an incredibly nice and funny person. He was smart, athletic and compassionate and it seems that he continued to be so as he grew older. The world lost a good one this week, but heaven gained a great angel for sure!

I also spent the day with one of my best friends in the hospital earlier this week as her fiancé (and friend of mine as well) underwent brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on his frontal lobe. This time spent in the hospital gave me some perspective on just how fragile life is and how important it is to live every moment to the fullest. My friend and I spent the day distracting ourselves during the surgery by scanning pages of a bridal magazine and dreaming of her future wedding. Our friend came through his surgery like a champ and is continuing to make everyone laugh and smile as he starts on his journey to recovery.

Everyday brings its struggles and triumphs. It is important to not get caught up in the nitty gritty of everyday and to take time to focus on the great things in life that you are thankful for and cherish. I can’t wait to continue to live my todays and dream for my tomorrows and cherish my yesterdays! In fact, at the current moment, I can’t wait to dream of a few weeks from now when Frank and I get to take our first real vacation—to Barbados!!

Enjoy your week everyone!

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