|I got one too.|
I can't say I'd have done it were it not for a tweet from someone who is quickly becoming one of my favorites, Jeff Pearlman. (you may remember him as the guy whose idea I modified for our "Good Deed a Day for Lent" efforts. Anyway, he tweeted the other day "Friend of a friend had a funeral today. 38. volunteer firefighter. headaches 10 days ago - brain cancer. Hug your kids, skip work, live!" Granted, being unemployed, it's easy to skip work, even if, as the saying goes, the problem with being unemployed is as soon as you wake up, you're on the job.
I've read far too many "live for today. God hasn't promised you tomorrow," sayings. I can't say why this particular one struck me, other than the personal nature of it. Something's different when there's an actual person tied to the circumstances. So hug your kids. Tell your significant other you love them. Skip work and spend all day on your roof playing the tuba or whatever bucket list item you've been putting off. And if that item is "send money to that unemployed guy who rarely blogs," you should really get on that.