But, enough of that. I have to share a little link with the world. READ Mr. Patterson's Tale.
Before you all consider me morbid, READ the obituary all the way through. He wrote his own goodbye to the world; he took the time to reminisce over his youthful pranks, he honored his wife, and well...he inspired me to remember that life is a blessing full of seemingly "random" accidents that shape a person's journey. If there was ever proof of a life well laid and well used, it's this little memoir. I like to exaggerate the obit in my head to something like this Big Fish reminiscent montage:
Nice, right? Am I dramatic. Of course! I like it that way.
Ultimately, this is a story that shows us that if we can laugh at those "random" accidents, and get away with a few BIG mistakes along the way, those experiences will be all the better ingredients for crafting a truly personal legacy. So, maybe we should stop stressing at our youthful age and just get into a little trouble?