Balloons are flying on mailboxes throughout my neighborhood today as we welcome home one of our own for the first time in nearly three months.
An avid bicyclist who was out riding area trails nearly every day, a neighbor was seriously injured in a freak accident in late April. Crashing his bike, he flew over the handlebars, breaking his neck and damaging his spinal cord. He’s now paralyzed from the shoulders down.
Just another example of how life can change dramatically in a single, devastating instant.
That this is so doesn’t mean we should live our lives timidly, in fear of the many terrible things that could befall us.
On the contrary. It’s a good reminder that we should live life to the fullest – and be thankful for every single day.