At approximately 5:55 am yesterday, a man parked his car and walked onto the train tracks and stood until a speeding commuter train killed him.
Obviously the commute to work was interesting. Thanks to an Instagram story my friend Tia alerted me. I drove two train stations and waited until the trains started running.
I got to my desk at 10:30. So many people were complaining, talking about missing meetings and what an “inconvenience” the delay was, all I kept thinking is that someone isn’t going home to his family ever again. I am sure a month from now no one will remember being late for work.
I’ve talked about it before but a friend of mine from college committed suicide.
We had reconnected in our early 30s and he told me he was a personal assistant for a high net worth family in New York and how he maintained the staff and several homes, even one in Italy!
He talked about flying on personal jets, and what a jet setting life it was even while being a busy life.
His family lived down state and he called to tell me he was coming up to Chicago for the night and wanted to get together for dinner. I jumped at the chance.
He told me he would call when he got close to figure out where to meet, but I never got that call. Phone calls went unreturned and I just couldn’t figure it out.
Had I said something to make him upset? Sadly we found out months later that on the day he was going to meet me, he got half way and hung himself.
When I finally talked to his parents, I told them how happy he sounded about his job, and the lifestyle that went along with it, and they told me that none of that was true. He’d been living with his parents for years and hadn’t had a job in a long time either.
When stuff like this happens, it hits me like a lightning bolt – LIVE!
Life is so short, and you have to make the life you want happen, not sit and wait for it to come to you.
Working on my goals for April – I think it’s going to be a great month!
Question of the Day: Have you been affected by suicide?
Happy Wednesday my friends – make it a great day! 💕🙌🏻