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Perspective and Hope

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I was really out of sorts yesterday. I had a client meeting during the day and then attended my friend Khal’s memorial/visitation. I totally broke down from the moment it started. I just couldn’t stop thinking about him and his boys. He loved his sons more than the world. When I first met Kal – four years ago, I remember him talking to me about how important family was. He told me it was THE most important thing.

All the stories shared last night demonstrated how kind and caring Khal was — his light was clearly threaded through every story.  He was a stand up man who loved his boys more than the world — and my hope for them is that they grow up to be as kind and caring as he was.  Now they will have to learn how to live their new normal. My heart is just broken for the entire family. Khal was 43 years old — and his family from Syria couldn’t make it to the funeral which broke my heart as well.

Alexandra, Khal’s wife – shared a story with me about things happening for a reason. Khal had his massive heart attack on Weds evening — and normally the boys would have been over at his house (they were separated), but because there was a chorus concert at the school – they had switched nights and were at their Mom’s.  I can’t even begin to imagine how horrible that would have been if the boys woke up to find their Dad. Divine intervention at work —

I can’t seem to get it all out of my mind – It’s another reminder to us all to gain perspective on our lives and evaluate what matters at the end of the day.

I was pretty tired this morning –emotionally wiped out, but knew that a workout would help me feel better – so got my butt up and went to Highbar CrossFit. 

WOrk Hard and Be Kind To be around fun, kind people and de-stress through a workout –there really isn’t much better solution to helping me feel better.

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Losing Someone Jolts Our Hearts To The Core

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7888-life-is-short-and-unpredictable-dont-waste-another-minute_247x200_widthYesterday afternoon I found out a friend of mine passed away unexpectedly the evening before– I feel numb and sad for his family. None of us know when our time is up – so don’t waste time leaving things unsaid and actions undone.

Kal was the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He loved his family, always had a kind word and Khal Sudkia smile to offer.  His biggest pride and joy were his two boys. My heart aches for them and the rest of his family.

Earlier this week I read something from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson about losing someone:

“Losing a loved one jolts our hearts to the core… 

It also has a very special way of helping us move forward in life with an even greater perspective. 

We hug our loved ones a little tighter. Pray a little stronger. Work a little harder. Smile a little bigger. 

Life goes on and memories are forever cherished…” 

It’s odd to think that The Rock is someone I am quoting, but there it is. Rest In Peace Kal.

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