Sometimes we can get inspiration from unusual places and even tragedies. It can often take a strong and emotional experience to truly highlight what is important.
A death, be it someone close or an acquaintance, has always helped me reflect on how I am living my life and from that I have had a lot of inspiration. When you realise how fragile life can be problems are put into context – it is hard to take the little things too seriously when you do understand this.
In this way I feel that I can take something positive from an upsetting situation. While it still makes me sad, I feel that it also helps me deal with it and remove the guilt that sometimes comes along with grief.
It often helps me remove indecisiveness and the fear we sometimes get over making decisions. We have to make tough decisions to move forward and sometimes these are the ones we avoid. When we understand life can be short, these decisions are easier.
What I hope is that this inspiration can stay with me and not be forgotten with time.