It’s easy to get bogged down in the monotony of the busy schedule of a teacher, coach, and mom of three kids. Every once in a while life really smacks you silly and gives you a wake up call.
June 27th of 2013 was one of those moments. June 27th an amazing young man passed away. Trinton was a former student. His passing was devastating to his family and friends. I was just one of many who could count Trinton as a friend and student.
He had an amazing energy and sense of humor. I will always remember him for that.
Perhaps, I had been fortunate until that day. I had never experienced the pain of losing someone far too early.
Trinton wasn’t being careless. It wasn’t drugs or alcohol. It was a car crash as he was going to a summer basketball practice. It could happen to any of us. We have no posted expiration date.
That’s why I love this quote from Louis C.K. We shouldn’t take our time here on earth for granted.
“The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.'”
The fact that we are alive is amazing. Make your days count, don’t waste them away being bored.