Enjoy Life!

@thelme55 (76648)
Germany
November 5, 2022 2:21pm CST
As tomorrow is not promised. On the 2nd day of November, I got a bad news from my sis from the Netherlands. Our childhood neighbour and friend in the Philippines, almost a year of going on and off in the hospital, died on that afternoon after a long battle of lung cancer. I wonder why she had lung cancer. She didn’t smoke and had a healthy lifestyle. We used to stay in her house whenever we were in Manila, Philippines. Not only me but my sis and my nieces stayed with her whenever we needed something to do in the huge city of Manila. I was told that she kept on talking (about our memories) about me to the nurses when she was confined in the hospital before she died. My sister was very closed to her and her family because she lived there for a few years while working in Manila. Compared to my sis, I have visited our friend only when I took a vacation in our home country. My friends’ children are living and working in Singapore and Dubai. They will be there in the funeral together with my sis who will fly on Tuesday to the Philippines. My sis decided to fly as she couldn’t find peace while working, thinking of our deceased friend. My deceased friend and I went to the same elementary school. We have shared friends in our hometown, some are living in the US and Europe. We even have a group chat on fb to keep us in touch with each other. We are all in sorrow. May she rest in peace. Thinking of my friends’ death, I am a bit scared thinking if I still have time to accomplish whats’ on my list. When is my turn to leave on this planet? Have you though about death? Are you scared? What will happen after life? I am sorry for this long post. I just want to get rid of my thoughts, scary thoughts. Thank you for reading. I hope you are all in good health. Here’s a song dedicated to my friend.
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14 responses
@CarolDM (201703)
• United States
5 Nov
Life is a funny thing. Seems the good ones are gone too soon. I always say to enjoy the little things in life. We never know what tomorrow will bring. Sorry for your loss.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
5 Nov
Yes, it seems @CarolDM. Thank you. Have a lovely weekend.
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@CarolDM (201703)
• United States
6 Nov
@thelme55 You as well.
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@DaddyEvil (111307)
• United States
5 Nov
My sincere condolences, Thelma.
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@DaddyEvil (111307)
• United States
5 Nov
@thelme55 You're welcome.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
5 Nov
Thank you @DaddyEvil. Enjoy your weekend.
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@much2say (50485)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Nov
I'm so sorry to hear about your childhood friend - may she rest in peace. You are right that tomorrow is not promised. I am currently having such deep thoughts too . . . my father passed away just over a week ago. He had a good, long life . . . but I am not ready yet as we have young ones who are not quite independent yet. I want to focus on "life" for now and hope I can do that for a long time.
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@much2say (50485)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Nov
Thank you for your words @thelme55 . Yep, let's hope we are here for many more years to come .
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@much2say (50485)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Nov
@thelme55 You and I will be exchanging notes on myLot well after 90 - maybe even 100 .
@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
20 Nov
@much2say Yes, let us hope for that.
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@jobelbojel (34911)
• Philippines
10 Nov
I am sorry you lost a good friend. The music reminds me of good old memories with friends.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
13 Nov
Thank you @jobelbojel. It reminds me of those good old days with my friends.
@cacay1 (79425)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 Nov
Sorry for losing a dear friend that's life, there's no Forever. We're not sure of our destiny. Let's just pray God to protect us.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
14 Nov
Yes, there’s no forever @cacay1. Thank you. Have a nice week.
7 Nov
My heart felt condolences!!
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
13 Nov
Thank you @Gnana_Helps.
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
5 Nov
Sometimes friends are closer than family,. May her soul rest in peace.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
13 Nov
I agree with you @allknowing. Thank you.
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@marlina (155266)
• Canada
6 Nov
Sorry you lost a good friend.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
6 Nov
She was a good friend indeed @marlina. Thank you.
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@Tampa_girl7 (50049)
• United States
5 Nov
I’m sorry to hear this sad news.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
5 Nov
Me too @Tampa_girl7. Have a nice weekend. Thank you.
• United States
5 Nov
I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend Thelma. It's not easy hearing that someone we loved has passed away. I try to treasure every day as the older I get I'm faced with my own mortality.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
6 Nov
Thank you @Marilynda1225. I have also learned to treasure my day the older I become.
@sallypup (53071)
• Centralia, Washington
13 Nov
My Mom had dementia. I think about not remembering much of anything. Was she truly alive in those last years? My husband talks about us not having too young of animals cause we don't want to leave needy critters behind. And then my daughter.....she only visits us every 7 or 8 years. I hope she starts to think about that. Hugs to you.
@sol_cee (35410)
• Philippines
5 Nov
I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. Cherish the happy memories you had with her. She’s in a better place now. But why did she indeed have lung cancer?
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
13 Nov
Yes, I cherish our memories. I wrote a poem for her and my sister read it in the last vigil. I saw it because it was live on fb. I didn’t know why she got lung cancer. She didn’t smoke and she was living a healthy life. I wonder why. Maybe because of the air pollution in Manila? Thank you @sol_cee
@JudyEv (300470)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Nov
I'm very sorry you've lost such a good friend. When we lose a loved one, i think it is natural to think about our own mortality. It would be so useful if we knew how much longer we had on this earth but all we can do is to live each day to the fullest.
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@thelme55 (76648)
• Germany
7 Nov
Yes, all we can do is to make the most of our life today and in the future. Thank you @JudyEv.
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@Beestring (9779)
• Hong Kong
6 Nov
Sorry for your loss. May your friend rest in peace. Life is unpredictable. I live in the moment and try not to worry about the future too much.