Voices Gone Silent: A Reminder Before You Die

Death, From Behind the Pen, Influence, ReflectionsIt still seems so surreal that some of the most influential voices of our time have gone silent. A week ago, the world was in total shock when the news that Prince Rogers Nelson passed away at the young age of 57. It still seems weird that singers like David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Luther Vandross, Joe Cocker, The Gibbs brothers and countless other performers, actors and family members have transitioned to another assignment, in another place.

Each time death occurs, it makes me question if I am doing all I could do to touch someone’s life in a positive way and leave an indelible mark on those around me and those I meet. But what about that person(s) you were close to whose voice has also gone silent? Could those silent voices belong to your grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, teachers, coworkers, colleagues or a neighbor? Do you have fond memories of these individuals who have passed away?

While we reflect on the awesome contributions and influence the famous and important people in our lives made on us, by helping us to be better people, let us also be proactive in paying it forward. Remember the impact of those who have left us, and let us strive to leave our positive imprint on others even more, before our voice falls silent forever. There is no time to waste!

 

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