In July 2018, my best friend Dani went to the hospital because she hadn't been feeling well.
Within a couple of days she was diagnosed with cancer.
Over the following couple of weeks we visited her, talked about chemotherapy, egg freezing, adoption, and the different hair colours she would try with a variety of new wigs.
Her health declined far more rapidly than we had ever imagined.
A month after her diagnosis, she passed away.
Dani had just turned 30 in May of that year.
Dani was one of a kind. She loved good food, Kanye West, The Office, her cats, travel, shopping, and her friends and family.
I think about how great it would have been to grow old together, become old friends. We think we have all the time in the world with the people we love, but we don't.
I don't think it's morbid to think about death, I think awareness of our mortality can help us connect deeply with the present moment, gain perspective on what's truly important to us.
I am so grateful Dani was part of my life. Her life changed mine and her passing gave me a new perspective I've held onto.
Take a moment to tell the people you love that you love them today. ❤️
Life is just a collection of moments, a collection of ordinary Tuesdays.