I can’t stop thinking about all of the lessons I learned from my friend, Jamie.
I hate that I had to learn these lessons from her, as I wish she had never had to go through what she did. But, she continues to be an example to so many and is still bringing people together for a greater good, even after her death.
Her birthday seems like a fitting time to share them, as well as some pictures that touch my heart.
Speak from your heart. Always.
Smile. It’s infectious.
Take time to listen to others.
Never give up on people.
Pay it forward.
Treasure every moment, every hour, every day.
Be thankful for everything, even if it’s hard.
Ask for prayer when you need it.
Give yourself completely to others.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Surround yourself with amazing people.
Tell your friends and family what you want.
Start on your bucket list.
Celebrate life. No matter what you are going through.
Thank you, Jamie. For being a friend, an inspiration, and an encouragement to me and so many people. Your spirit lives on through Aaron, Kayden, your family and friends. I am blessed to have known you.