The recent death of actor Luke Perry has served me a solemn reminder to live all out – just like every day is my last. Luke’s death also makes me extra grateful for each day I wake up – and for every opportunity that comes my way.
He was only 53 years old – 3 years younger than I. Apparently he had some back problems that had him not able to be as active as he wanted. I can sympathize, as I have dealt with chronic pain centered around herniated discs in my neck for almost 30 years. It’s not something I would wish on anyone.
Though I am much more active than 95% of the population and considered extremely fit, I have been diagnosed with Afib or Atrial Fibrillation and do feel very fortunate for each and every day I have left on this earth. It is possible for people with Afib like me to live a long and healthy life, but in some cases, the risk of a stroke can be much higher – and it was a stroke that claimed Luke Perry’s life.
I did not know Luke, except for seeing some of his work on tv and in the movies, but his death has certainly sent me a great reminder of how important it is to focus on what is important – and to make sure that I spend the rest of my days doing the things that I enjoy, and more importantly, work that will make use of my gifts to help others be inspired and live healthier, happier lives.
Now I’m going to need to take an inventory of my gifts and decide the best ways to use them to help as many people as possible …..
Rest in peace Luke Perry, you are missed – and have been an inspiration to many.