What Death Taught Me About Life: 5 Inspirational Lessons

July 8, 2014 2:18 AM

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What Death Taught Me About Life: 5 Inspirational Lessons

It was 3 a.m. when I opened my eyes and felt like my body had been hit by a Mack truck. I was in the guest bedroom of my parents' home in Ohio. As I became conscious, I recalled the previous day's unseemly events -- selecting a casket, shopping for a black suit for my mother, and a surreal slew of other revolting tasks my sister and I completed with robotic formality as silent screams reverberated through my 28-year-old mind. Then I remembered -- my father had died following a routine surgery.

My body ached with sadness from head to toe as I got up to go to my father's moonlit den. I picked up a paper and pen with my hands, leadened with grief, and began to write his eulogy. Tears streamed down my face as the words flowed out of my heart and through the pen until the paper was filled. I w...

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