Until now, no one in my family has died since I started writing this blog. For those of you who read it, I mentioned my brother’s struggles. First, with my piece about his brain cancer, “Brain Storm” and more recently, my piece called “5 Pounds.” He died in the wee hours of the morning. His pain and suffering are finally over. May he now rest in peace.

Please take the time to remember who you really are and what you truly love. Live that way. Allow yourself to create the life that brings you peace daily. The glorious gift we call life is too precious to not fully respect it. My brother died in his late fifties. That is young.