A few days ago I found out that one of my Uncle's passed away. To be honest, I was shocked but not that shocked to hear of the news. My uncle had a lifetime full of serious health issues. The thing that really bothers me is knowing that he died alone in his apartment. His body wasn't found for a couple days. He was only 66. His birthday is next Tuesday, along with his Funeral. So instead of celebrating his birthday, he'll be buried. Not exactly an ideal birthday. It's the first death in my family in over 15 years so it kind of shook everyone up. The next day another one of my uncle's had a stroke and was not healthy enough for the surgery he needed to unclog a valve to his heart.
I learned about my uncle's passing on Facebook. Something like that doesn't need to be announced on the internet the second you find out. I, along with my cousins, my uncle, and siblings hadn't heard the news yet and all of the sudden its being blasted on facebook. Facebook has taken over our lives, people can't help but to post every detail about themselves on the internet. It's sad really. I'll be the first to admit that I spend more than enough time on facebook every week reading peoples status updates, looking at pictures and learning what's going on in other peoples lives.
I'm kind of all over the place with this post but I guess the point is facebook isn't as important as some may think it is, get outside and experience life! Make a difference in the World. Smell the flowers and live cause no one can confidently say that they will still be living tomorrow. Having a recent death in the family has made me realize just how special life is and I don't want to spend such a big chunk of my life sitting at a computer. I'll be squeezing my family a little tighter from now on.
So in this hard time for my family please keep us in your prayers.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.