Hi I’m Kate Diggory from Eating Mindfully, Living Mindfully and this is my very first post on my blog!
I have worked in the hospice movement for nearly seven years following a life long interest in death and dying. I was inspired to work in this arena through the deaths of some people that I loved dearly. What have the dying and the bereaved taught me? That life is short; it’s precious, that there are no guarantees for our life and that so few of us are prepared for our own deaths, regardless of age. They have taught me in a very real, vivid way that all that really matters when you die is how you have loved and been loved in your life.
I love films and recently I was watching Rachel Getting Married. There’s a great line in there when the bride cites her father saying “that the measure of a great life is not how well loved you are but how much you have loved”.
So today tell someone you care about how much they mean to you – don’t put it off. Just do it. NOW!