So I had a day of gratitude yesterday. Yes, I know, I should have those everyday but yesterday in particular, I was especially thankful for everyone and everything I have in my life.
What brought this on you may ask? Well, partly it was because I learned that a friend from university passed away suddenly just before the holidays. And while it's horrible when anyone dies suddenly, this one in particular hit me hard. She and I worked together on her third year directing project and she was honestly one of the sweetest people I met while at school. Her passing just brought home how fleeting life can be and it's something we take for granted. We assume that everyday will unfold just as the day before but that's just not true.
Now this isn't the first time I've had this wake-up call. When my father passed away unexpectedly five years ago, I had a similar experience. His death is what pushed me into professional acting. Before then, it was something I only talked about, something I was going to someday when the time was right. But guess what? The time was never going to be right and if I waited then, I would probably still be waiting. So while I still miss my dad everyday and wish he could see my life now, I'm grateful that his passing prompted positive action on my part.
So thank you for reading, for chatting on either my Facebook or Twitter account, watching my videos, and just plain ol' being around. I'm truly grateful. Now go call your mom, sibling, best friend, lover, or agent and tell them that you are happy that they are in your life.