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In the last few weeks I have learnt that someone whom I thought was happy, bubbly, outgoing and inspirational had committed suicide. He was a very successful business man and had made plenty of money during his life. He leaves behind family, friends and clients who are left feeling that this is such a waste of what seemed a very big life. It reminded me that we never know how someone is feeling if we don’t ask them, and take the time to be prepared to really listen, rather than accept their “I’m fine” If you haven’t got time to listen and support them then maybe point them in the direction of the samaritans, I hadn’t realised it’s a free phone call option and the number is 116 123.

I’ve also discovered a close friend, who has been battling cancer for quite a while now, is at the end of his treatment options and is now terminal. At the same time 2 guys in my networking group are terminal too. We never know how much of life is left in our account so make every day count and choose to live in the moment. These guys, like many others who’ve gone before aren’t regretting how much time they spent working or making money, they’re using their time to create amazing memories with loved ones. Those moments are priceless so don’t throw your’s away.

 

Just recently I’ve heard about, a friend who took his life

He didn’t value what he had, was swallowed up in strife

He chose to throw it all away, he couldn’t deal with pain

But ask yourself this question, what exactly did he gain?

 

Three others I know are facing death, for them the end is near

But they’re choosing to be positive, I wonder where’s their fear?

What’s valued most is time to spend, with loved ones of their own

They choose to make good memories, instead of whinge and moan

 

The world has possibilities, in death there’s none to be had

If you need help, then speak out now, we need to know you’re sad

If loved ones aren’t available, The Samaritans are always there

There’s someone who will listen to you, take the time to care

 

Although my health is pants right now, I know it will improve

I’ll use their courage examples, to keep me in the groove

I’m grateful for the support I have, it’s keeping me on track

For the friend who chose to leave, there’s just no coming back

 

Just recently I’ve heard about, a friend who took his life

He didn’t value what he had, was swallowed up in strife

He chose to throw it all away, he couldn’t deal with pain

I hope my words can help someone, show nothing’s there to gain.