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Sara passed away on Saturday night. My heart dropped when I read the news. I guess there was a little part of me that held out for a miracle, a big miracle. But that was selfish. She was ready to go. She was ready to be free, to soar, to dance again, to meet her Maker. And from what I can tell, besides a beautiful legacy, she left nothing behind. No words unsaid, no gifts unused, no love denied. She gave it all away - all of it, and in the end, she was at peace.
It's amazing really, to leave it all behind, to not take anything with you. While I'm not thinking about the end of my life, I have begun to ask myself at the end of every day:
Did I say the words I needed to say?
Did I love the best way I know how?
Did I give all that I had to give?
Did I choose joy?
Was I present? sincere? compassionate?
If the answer is yes, somehow, I fall more peacefully to sleep. If the answer is no, I know that tomorrow is a new day, a new chance, and for that, I am thankful.