My friend, Heather Novak has recently lost a friend named Dave. She sent out this bit of inspiration after he had passed:
Honor Dave and people you have lost in your life by enjoying every minute you have that much more...be grateful, even celebratory about what you have, who you are, and where you are in your lives RIGHT NOW.
And humbly accept the love that comes into your life...let people love you, and don't be afraid to love people back. We can be so afraid of getting hurt we never really unleash ourselves to connect...I am learning this about myself...I cannot be the only one. LIVE. LOVE. Live your love out loud.
There's some good wisdom to be found in that. Something deep about connection. Moving past the fear. Realizing that we all need to jump into that abyss of uncertainly. Letting others know how you feel. Good stuff Heather.