Death is a word that for many of us creates images of the end and sadness. What has surprised me many times is the courage of those facing the truth of their last days. I don't see self-pity, I don't see regret. Many times I'm listening to stories of acceptance and preparedness for the last phase of life and moving to their spiritual phase. The courage I witness has begun to change my thought process and outlook on life, and death. This quote from Mark Twain really resonates with me: “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” It helps take the fear out of the idea of the afterlife.
A recent client shared with me that he has chosen to not pursue any chemo treatments in exchange for quality of life with a goal to attend a daughter’s wedding this month. He was excited about the event and was planning the details with his wife. He laughed about how they were both planning a funeral and a wedding at the same time and how wonderful it was to have that opportunity. I'm emotional now writing about the conversation. What a great lesson, and that moment will stay with me forever.
I want to sincerely say “Thank You” to everyone I have met that has faced, or is facing their last days. Your courage and strength remind me of how precious life is, and how there really isn’t much sense in the fear of death. It’s another reason why I know for sure that I have found my calling being the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of Denver. Always learning, always growing.
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