Following up on my previous post on how to console someone after a death in the family, I have to sadly write that yet another friend lost a loved one.
She wrote, “One of my friends has passed away recently. He’s only 24 years old. He died because of cancer. I’m feeling sad again since he shared the same interests as me. I didn’t get the chance to see him at the hospital before his death and apologize for the trouble I’d caused him over the years making many demands that one makes on a friend. After the funeral, I kept thinking about him. I even looked at the drawings he lent me and heard the CD he gave me. It didn’t make me feel any better though. I just hate loss. I’m wondering what people think when they almost reach their end. Do they think about the people they loved? Do they regret about their life? I keep wondering it now.”
From what I know, people closer to death think of their lives, what they have done or not done, and why they did not take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities in their lives. Most people are thankful for what they got including people that loved them. Many regret that they did not spend enough time with their loved ones or did not have a good time having fun. I don’t think anyone thinks that they should have spend more time in the office.