Tragedy struck at only 42 years of age for the famous basketball legend, Kobe Bryant. It’s a stark reminder that nothing in life is guaranteed including life itself.

As a child, I watched loved ones died suddenly without warning.

My father died 6 weeks from diagnosis to death.

My best friend died a week before high school graduation, almost instantly when a car pummeled through a stop sign that t-boned her convertible.

Another high school friend was raped then murdered, then left on the side of a road a mile from my house.

All died too young without any notice.

What this teaches you is that life is precious. It’s only here once.

Don’t wait to take that vacation.

Don’t wait to start that new career.

Don’t wait to express your true heart’s desire.

Express love daily.

Express gratitude for the bad moments that taught you a new way.

Express gratitude for the little things.

See the beauty everywhere, from the dense fog on a cool day to the dandelion growing in the crack in the sidewalk.

Now is the time to plant the seed of your dreams.

Now is the time to nourish what you already started.

Now is the time to let go of anything that you’ve been clingy to from anger to grief to frustrations.

Now is the time to believe you can do anything you put your absolute attention and focus on.

What if you became something greater than you ever expected?

What if you seize this moment?

It’s time to call a loved one and tell them how much you love them.

Smile at a stranger today.

Be more patient with a colleague or co-worker today.

Appreciate more about life today. 

Live life as if there is no tomorrow. 

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
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