I had something else I was going to celebrate this week but I just found out one of my former bosses passed away. I really didn’t think it would affect me as much as it is since we hadn’t talked to one another in years and we’ve succumbed to receiving the occasional updates on Facebook.
We worked together at Day by Day Calendar Co., which was a subdivision of Borders. That was my first job since moving to Portland- and it was going to be my first holiday on my own. He was nice enough to invite me over to their place for Thanksgiving, even picking me up during one of the worst snowstorm in recent years.
That’s what I’ll remember about him. His kindness knew no limits and he gave it to everyone. He loved his wife and son. He loved his friends. He loved people.
His death is a reminder that nothing in life is guaranteed to us. Live a life of love. Let that be the legacy we leave.
William, rest in peace.
What- or who- are you celebrating this week?