Sunday, November 19, 2017

Fact Not Fiction

Live each day as if it's your last, a phrase we often hear following a bereavement, one we take on board and then kind of forget once things get back to normal. If you are in my twitter world you will know that in the last ten days we have had two very upsetting deaths to contend with.  I won't go into all the details but I know alot of us are feeling damaged emotionally and finding it very hard to come to terms with.

Let me refer to them as The Big Guy and The Little Guy, they won't be offended by this and it suits them perfectly.  The Big Guy, we all knew that he had fought a strong brave battle with cancer and we were all party to what he went through, we were all able to offer support and tell him how much we thought about him, what an inspiration he was to us all, when he passed I was devastated, but I was expecting it and it wasn't a shock when I heard the sad news.  The Funeral took place on Sunday, there were flowers, family, friends, colleagues and a Vicar talking about Twitter, The Big Guy would have approved of this.

The day before the Funeral I learnt that The Little Guy was having problems, had collapsed, was in the hospital, pray for The Little Guy we were told, we all prayed, we all waited, we all watched, we all cried when he passed away, so so sudden, no time to say goodbye, no time to share a joke, no time to give a hug, he was gone. Ironically The Little Guy passed on the 1st Anniversary of my website, he loved this website, he retweeted that Idiot's Guide to Twitter about 50 times, that is why it has been the most visited article I have ever written.  It was because of him I even wrote it in the first place, I can remember him pestering me to tell him how it all worked properly, as if I knew, hence it was called an Idiot's guide as it had been written by one.

When we lose one of our flock it hurts, it goes right inside your heart, it makes you feel as if you are going to be physically sick.  I think most of us have felt like that over the last ten days.  We have all asked the question, why?  No one knows why, it's just life. 

I want each and every one of us to take time out to tell the people in your life that are important to you, that you love them, pick up the phone, send a text, tweet them!! do it however you want, just make sure you do it, because if there is one thing I wish I had done, it would have been to tell The Little Guy what a great person he was, The Big Guy knew.

Rest in Peace

Love always

Debbie x

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