I was delivering training in Germany, still flying high from the profound connections created at the FIGT conference in The Hague. During a coffee break, I discovered two missed calls from my husband. And a message on WhatsApp from him, asking me to call him back.
My heart was racing, these are the moments when you know everything is about to change.
And it did.
Just 48 hours after landing back in South Africa, I found myself on a plane again to Switzerland.
We landed on Sunday morning to be by my dear sister-in-law’s side who had suddenly had a heart attack.
We lost her just hours later.
38 years old, leaving behind two young children and a loving partner.
It has been a rough week.
I had other plans. I had other things I wanted to share with you.
But this is what feels most important right now.
- An invitation to consider whether you are undeniably loving your people while you are alive.
- A challenge to take risks, allowing yourself to wear your heart just a little more on your sleeve.
- A provocation to consider whether cultural norms stop us from doing this.
- A reminder of what matters most.
Listen now to Love Your Friends and Family While They’re Alive.
Here is to loving more, now.