June 20, 2013


To my dear friends,

Today I’m thinking about life, and how short it really is.

I wrote a few days ago about my wife’s Uncle passing and the feuds that exist within our families.

The sad news is that the funeral was yesterday. The good news is that the two brothers (my wife’s Father and Uncle) who had been estranged for 20 years, finally made peace and were laughing and joking with each other at the Wake. My Sister-in-law came to the funeral and made a peace of sorts with my Father-in-law. Lots of forgotten bonds between my wife and her cousins were re-forged.

My wife made the comment last night that “I don’t want my Uncle’s death to be in vain.” Meaning that she would use this set of unfortunate circumstances to radically change the relationships within her own family. Bel is now already planning a full family reunion with all of the extended family from her father’s side.

Life Is Short.

Don’t wait for people to die, before you reconnect with your family.

Don’t wait for “the perfect time” to follow your dreams.

Don’t wait for a more appropriate time to tell people that you love them.

NOW is the perfect time. It’s all you and I have.

What have you been putting off? What can you commit to starting NOW?

With love,
Israel. xo

PS This post was subconsciously inspired by this post by The Minimalists. I met Joshua Fields Millburn at Misfit Conf a few weeks ago. His book “Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life” is outstanding. I highly recommend it. He is an outstanding human. And he has amazing hair.


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