I was reading and I came across this point – yet another point that goes – Bang, Spot On to a griever’s feelings.
The fundamental change that a griever faces in life are questions and statements such as:
“I better do this now, I dont know when I may just pass on, or get a heart attack”
“Is this the last time I can see this person?”
“If I dont experience this now, I may never get to. Life is too short”
“This may be the last trip I make overseas”
OK, very morbid thoughts but yes, these thoughts are very real. Its stated in the book! And yes, I am guilty of the same thoughts, which are apparently due to the heightened senses of life and death. As I also know, us as well as many people tend to not think about death and happily go about their daily lives, sometimes making alot out of trivialities.
We will tend to show our emotions alot more, express more love and reduce taking people for granted. I am hoping Vern’s life has taught many of us to do exactly as I wrote above – and what I read in the book.
HOWever, the book goes on to say that after a period of time, we MAY go back to our ordinary thoughts on life. I DONT WANT TO! But I can tell its waning off slightly, and I try very hard to remind myself life is short, precious and every minute of the day COUNTS!!! every minute!!!